Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, today announced the appointment of Barry Fleischmann as Director, Development, for Australasia (Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands).
Barry will lead Australasia in leveraging Carlson Rezidor’s innovative development platform to sign new management contracts and franchise agreements. He will be responsible for strengthening relationships with owners and other key stakeholders, as well as initiating new strategic partnerships with leading property developers in Australasia to accelerate Carlson Rezidor’s growth in the sub-region.
“Barry is an asset to Carlson Rezidor and his appointment is testament to our increased commitment to Australasia, where we are growing our team to support of our expansion plans, including the roll-out of our full brand portfolio, which will soon include Radisson RED, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM. With Barry’s extensive experience in launching new brands and driving strategic growth initiatives, we are now even better placed to fully capitalize on the opportunities of this strong and growing market,” said Andreas Flaig, executive vice president, Development, Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.
Barry has 20 years of experience that spans franchise development, sales, consultancy, food and beverage, as well as hotel management. He has worked in nine cities across Australia and the United States, including Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and New York, and joins Carlson Rezidor from Best Western Australasia, where he was General Manager of Development for three years. Prior to that, he amassed 16 years of experience as a hotel development consultant and as a franchise development director for Choice Hotels International, La Quinta Inns & Suites and Wyndham Hotel Group. He was previously also a Senior Consultant at Horwath HTL.
Barry has a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.
He will be based in Sydney and report to Marc Kramer, senior director, Development, Southeast Asia and Pacific.