– IRELAND, Dublin –  Dalata Hotel Group plc (ISE: DHG | LON: DAL), the largest hotel operator in Ireland with a growing presence in the United Kingdom, today announced the appointment of Elizabeth McMeikan to the Board as an Independent, Non-Executive Director with effect from 8 October 2019.

“We are delighted to announce the appointment of Elizabeth as an Independent Non-Executive Director to the Board of Dalata Hotel Group. With the breath of Elizabeth’s experience across the hospitality, retail and food & beverage sectors, she will be a valuable addition to the Board, and we look forward to her contribution. As we continue to grow our business across the UK, Elizabeth’s knowledge and expertise in that market will be of great benefit.” said John Hennessy, Chairman of Dalata Hotel Group.

About Elizabeth McMeikan

Elizabeth McMeikan is an experienced executive and has served on the boards of both public and private companies. Elizabeth is currently the Senior Independent Director at jd Wetherspoon plc and the Senior Independent Director at Unite Group plc; where she chairs the Board’s Remuneration Committee. Elizabeth is also a Non-Executive Director at private company Fresca Group Ltd.

Elizabeth has significant experience in customer-focused businesses, having spent her executive career at Colgate Palmolive before taking up a role with Tesco Plc. Elizabeth established Tesco Express in 1994 and was appointed Stores Board Director for Change Management and Human Resources in 1997.

About Dalata

Dalata Hotel Group plc was founded in August 2007 and listed as a plc in March 2014. Dalata has a strategy of owning or leasing its hotels and also has a small number of management contracts. The Group’s portfolio consists of 30 owned hotels, ten leased hotels and three management contracts with a total of 9,046 bedrooms. In addition to this, the Group is currently developing nine new hotels with approximately 2,400 bedrooms and these will open over the next three years. This will bring the total number of bedrooms in Dalata to over 11,000. Dalata now has close to 5,000 employees. For the first six months of 2019, Dalata reported revenue of €201.9 million and a profit after tax of €32.7 million. Dalata is listed on the Main Market of Euronext Dublin (DHG) and the London Stock Exchange (DAL).

For more information: https://dalatahotelgroup.com

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