Radisson names new chief development officer for the Americas

Phil Hugh is leaving Red Roof Inn to help Radisson gain ground across the Americas. Photo credit: Radisson Hotel Group

Radisson Hotel Group has appointed Phil Hugh chief development officer for the Americas. 

Hugh has 20 years of experience leading and motivating franchise sales and development teams. Most recently, he spent seven years as a development leader at Red Roof Franchising, where he created a franchise division. His team transitioned the company to an asset-light and franchisee-focused organization. Before that, he held a variety of development leadership positions at Realogy Franchise Group, Development Opportunity Corp. and Cendant Corp.

In his new role, Hugh will be responsible for the execution of the company’s growth goals for the Americas. The development team will work toward driving the expansion of all seven of Radisson Hotel Group’s brands.

“I am thrilled to welcome Phil to our team as we add a renewed passion and commitment to our development efforts,” said Jim Alderman, CEO, Americas, Radisson Hotel Group. “Signing exceptional hotels in key gateway markets is critical to our success as we execute our five-year plan. I have absolute confidence in Phil and our executive committee to quickly and effectively elevate our development team and our organization so we can come together to achieve our goals.”