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Hotelier moves from DoubleTree to Courtyard

Tuesday, 09 July 2019

Ronald Little has been appointed as General Manager of RBH operated hotel, Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh.

Edinburgh born Ronald (45) brings 16 years’ managerial experience to the four star hotel and will be trusted to ensure the ongoing success and reputation of the hotel.   

Ronald is well versed in the operations of a vibrant hotel in the capital, having spent the last nine years as General Manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre – a fellow RBH property. He has also led teams to success in previous roles at Ramada Encore London West and Crowne Plaza London Docklands.

He said: “With a proven track record of increasing revenue and direct guest bookings in previous roles, I’m looking forward to hitting the ground running with Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh.  

“There’s a great team in place here and the hotel has exceeded expectations since opening in 2016. I aim to build on this success and guide the property and team on a strong path of growth.”

Neil Taylor, Chief Operating Officer at RBH, said: “Ronald is an exceptionally experienced hotelier with a strong background in the industry. Over the years he has proven to be a fantastic asset to RBH so it goes without saying that we’re delighted to see him take up the reins at Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh. I’m sure he will be an excellent addition to the team.”

Ronald Little will replace Grant McKenzie who moves to a senior role with Edinburgh headquartered real estate developer, Chris Stewart Group (CSG).

Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh is operated by RBH, the UK’s leading independent hotel management company and owned by CSG.



About RBH

RBH, the UK’s leading independent hotel management company, manages a diverse collection of over 45 branded and private label hotel properties.

Working in partnership with five of the most prestigious international hotel brands, including IHG, Hilton, Accor, Marriott and Wyndham, RBH is a driving force in the hospitality industry.

The company offers a wealth of hotel management expertise and currently has an annual turnover under management in excess of £200m.

The RBH expert team of over 100 hotel specialists operate from offices in London and Glasgow. The portfolio unites over 5,700 rooms and over 1,900 colleagues across the managed and leased hotels.