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Brian McCarthy
Brian McCarthy
BRIAN McCARTHY
Managing Director

Brian has over 25 years' experience in the hospitality industry. Educated in Ireland, he is a graduate of the Galway Hotel School. Brian spent many of his formative years with Millennium and Copthorne Hotels, including time as General Manager of the Copthorne Hotel Cardiff. He then took a change in direction and spent several years in the health and fitness industry, which included the role of Operations Director for Esporta Health Clubs. From there he went to De Vere and was COO of De Vere Hotels and Village Urban Resorts.

Brian has experience in both public and private equity funded companies and most of his career has been spent in multi-site roles with lots of experience in new openings and repositioning projects.

Brian's beliefs are straightforward — maximise your sales efforts, continually question your overhead base and engage your entire team to deliver memorable guest experiences. Ultimately the success of the business will be down to one thing — how well you engage the team at every level. He is focused on employing owners' and partners' capital in the right way. In his view, many make the mistake of satisfying their personal tastes and preferences when making capital decisions and lose sight of what the customers want and how to achieve the best returns.

Brian is the first MD of Valor Hospitality Europe and shares the same desire as its founding partners and his European team, to create and maintain a leading management company, recognised for the quality, energy and engagement of its employees.



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