New GM of development at Choice Hotels Australasia

Franchised group Choice Hotels Australasia has appointed Daniel Kitch to the role of general manager, development, to focus on expanding the portfolio of properties.

Kitch has more than seven years' experience in the hotel industry including a development role at Quest Serviced Apartments.

The CEO at CHA, Trent Fraser, said "We are delighted to have someone of Daniel's calibre join our team. With a proven record of success, he is well placed to assist in developing our franchise network and further strengthening our relationships with key stakeholders, franchisees and suppliers."

Kitch will oversee the growth strategy for the hotel group across Australia and New Zealand, and lead the team's retention of existing properties and development of new and rebranded properties.

"Choice Hotels is a well recognised global brand with a defined strategy both locally and internationally. I'm also really excited about the culture. Choice Hotels has a reputation in the market for developing and nurturing its people."