Radisson Hotel Group has announced two new appointments to its Americas development team.
The new team members will play a vital role in successfully driving development efforts across Latin America, which is key to the company’s overall growth strategy in the Americas.
Tom Osborn joins Radisson Hotel Group as director of Franchise Sales and Development.
Mr Osborn is based in Miami and will work towards increasing the presence of the company’s brands in the Caribbean.
Prior to joining Radisson Hotel Group, Mr Osborn had an extensive career with Best Western International, where he was a regional director of North American Development and was recognised with multiple salesman of the year honours.
In the role, he was responsible for development in the Midwest, Southeast and Caribbean. He also has experience working as director of Franchise Sales and Development for Cedent Corporation.
Adrian Francois also joins the team in a consultant capacity as director of Franchise and Development.
Mr François will focus on growing Radisson Hotel Group’s portfolio in South America specifically targeting Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.
He will be based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mr François has a strong sales and development background working for several hospitality companies in Latin America.
Most recently, he served as director of Sales and Development for L E Hotels, where he planned and executed sales strategies to increase the company’s growth in Latin America.
He also served as director of Sales and Business Development for a company that develops and implements integrated systems for corporate hospitality and held a sales and marketing role at Nikki Beach Hotels and Resorts.
“This is such an exciting time for Radisson Hotel Group as our organisation continues to transform and we are seeing the power of the Radisson brand bring new synergies across our portfolio,” said Terry Sanders, chief development officer, Americas, Radisson Hotel Group.
“The addition of two strong leaders like Tom and Adrian, will help us not only execute, but accelerate our growth strategy in Latin Americas as outlined in our five-year strategic plan.”