The Team

Chairman & CEO

Simon
Lester

In 1999, Simon formed Lester Hotels, a company that owns and manages mid-market hotels throughout the UK and Ireland, and also founded the Venue Resource Group, a company providing global hotel and conference booking services, before successfully selling the business in 2009. In 2018 Simon launched his new aparthotel brand called CitiHome and is looking forward to introducing his new concept in accommodation described as ‘co-living for professionals’ to key cities across the UK and beyond.

Finance Director

Martin
Johnstone

Martin’s hospitality career began with Thistle Hotels holding various operational management roles before taking the opportunity to move into the finance arena. Since qualifying as an accountant (CIMA), Martin has developed a unique financial expertise in the hospitality industry enabling a strong communication between all functions of the business. Martin is responsible for the financial performance of all units within the group focusing on key margins, returns on investment, detailed financial feasibilities and budgets.

Development Director

Michael
Bibring

From heading the property department of a London Law Firm, Michael took a board position at the MWB group, managing the highly successful acquisition and development programme which included hotels in iconic brands such as Malmaison, De Vere, Hotel Du Vin and Village hotels. As well as working with RAM, owners of the highly acclaimed Great Northern Hotel and Lester Hotels. Michael as Development Director of CitiHome has a particular focus on operating agreements, management contracts, development and refurbishment.

Group Operations Manager

Sheridon
Mascoll

Sheridon has worked in hospitality for the last 20 years and she started her career in the 5* Careenage Bay Beach and Golf Club resort on the stunning Caribbean Island of Canouan. After moving to the UK in 2000 she worked as a General Manager with New Forest Hotels before moving to London. In 2014 and 2015 she launched both the Arbor Hyde Park hotel and the Arbor City. Sheridon joined Lester Hotels in January 2017 and is responsible for all areas of the hotel operations and refurbishment projects.

Revenue Director

Lisa
Garner

Experienced Cluster Revenue Manager who has managed the hotel revenue departments of hotels across three continents. As a hospitality veteran and revenue consultant, Lisa is frequently required to engage in a variety of different revenue management assignments for all accommodation types, this has enabled her to develop expert data science skills and a deep analytical understanding pertaining to all areas of hotel economics.

Digital Marketing Manager

Victoria
Crampton

Victoria has a clear vision to revolutionise the way Aparthotels and Serviced Apartments operate across digital platforms.

 

With an impressive portfolio covering an extensive list of global accounts, Victoria continues to develop and assist CitiHome within the digital universe.

Brand Architect

David
Gabriel

David is an Architect & Interior designer who has specialised within in the Hospitality industry for over 40 years. Working with many major Hotel brands from Gleneagles to Holiday Inns, together with iconic flagship restaurants such as The Cinnamon Club in Westminster and Roast in Borough Market. His passion is to create exceptional innovative designs that dovetail with, and improve the operation of the particular project. As brand architect for CitiHome he ensures that the Architecture & Interior Design aesthetics merge seamlessly creating a homogenous, yet site specific, brand design.