Wayne is Vice President of Operations and became a part of the elite team at Cycas Hospitality in 2008. His rich and varied experience before this included launching the first 5 Star property for extended stay company Bridgestreet Worldwide and working for St Matins Lane Hotel, as well as for Park Plaza Hotels in the UK and Cresta Hotels in Botswana and his native Zimbabwe.
Since joining Cycas he has been responsible for delivering excellent performance throughout the portfolio. In his initial role as General Manager he worked with Cycas and IHG to launch Staybridge Suites in Europe. He managed the opening of Staybridge Suites Liverpool before moving on to the prestigious task of opening the Stratford property to coincide with the 2012 London Olympics.
His results speak for themselves; in 2013, the aforementioned Staybridge Suites London Stratford was awarded 10th best UK hotel in the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards. He was also named IHG General Manager of the Year in 2011 and again in 2013. As the senior Cycas extended stay hotel specialist, Wayne was given the honour of overseeing the opening of Staybridge Suites London – Vauxhall, our second extended stay property in London. Needless to say, the opening was a huge success.