Patrick Imbardelli new chair of Next Story Group

International hospitality company Next Story Group has appointed Patrick Imbardelli as chairman of its board, replacing Luis Miranda who has retired after more than six years in the role.

Imbardelli has been a non-executive director and advisor to Next Story Group for the past three years.

“Patrick brings a phenomenal wealth of experience that will be invaluable in helping us continuously steer the Group’s strategy and execution in the right direction, in a market that is constantly evolving & changing,” said Anand Nadathur, group CEO of Next Story Group.

“Under Patrick’s leadership, I am confident that we will be in a stronger position to forge ahead and establish our unique lifestyle concept Kafnu as well as extend the footprint of our hotel brands across key geographies including Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and South Asia.”

Imbardelli’s hospitality career spans more than 30 years and he was formerly the chief executive Asia Pacific of InterContinental Hotels Group.

“It is an honour to be part of a forward-looking organisation that is actively and strategically shaping its own evolution,” said Imbardelli.

“I am excited to be working with the dynamic and experienced leadership team of Next Story Group and look forward to adding value by supporting their expansion plans in such a dynamic industry.”