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New Magnuson VP of Ops to lead European expansion

Alysha Smith has been appointed as Vice President of Operations and Development for fast-growing hotel chain, Magnuson Worldwide.

With experience across agency, casino gaming and hotel marketing; Smith will be responsible for providing strategic direction to Magnuson Worldwide as it begins phase two of its expansion into the European marketplace.

Australian Smith, who has been resident in the UK for 10 years, was formerly the Global Head of Marketing. Smith oversaw the marketing and acquisition strategies for 500 hotels across several brands primarily in the US, UK and Europe.

Smith also held the position of Group Head of Loyalty for Aspers Group / Crown Entertainment Australia where she managed the UK loyalty programme across all gaming venues. Prior to this appointment, Smith practised venue marketing for flagship properties at Caesars Entertainment UK.

Smith is also a trustee for Montage Theatre Arts, a performing arts charity based in SE London.

As Magnuson Worldwide’s youngest VP, Smith will leverage her international experience to lead the rapidly growing hotel operations for the global chain and manage all stakeholder relationships with the consortia including Louvre Hotels Group in Europe and Jin Jiang Hotels in China.