Blackstone-backed Warner Leisure Hotels hires new CEO

Warner Leisure Hotels, a Bourne Leisure brand, has hired Paul Pomroy to the role of CEO.

Joining from McDonalds UK where he held the role of CEO, Pomroy will work to further Warner Leisure Hotels’ expansion programme, adding to its portfolio of 18 hotels across the UK.

Since acquiring Bourne Leisure in 2021, Blackstone has invested almost £500 million across its holiday parks and hotels. In 2023, Warner Leisure completed the acquisitions of the Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club near Edinburgh, and Forest of Arden Country Club near Birmingham.

What they said

James Seppala, head of Blackstone Real Estate Europe said: “We are delighted to welcome Paul Pomroy, who brings a wealth of leadership experience to the business and a proven track record in the hospitality sector. Hospitality is one of our highest conviction themes globally and I am confident Paul will continue to build on the success of the business and deliver value to our investors.”

Paul Flaum, CEO of Bourne Leisure added: “As we look towards the future growth potential of the company, we are thrilled to welcome Paul Pomroy to the team. His proven track record in leading exceptionally high performing teams and providing a great experience for customers makes him a huge asset to Warner Leisure Hotels. I believe Paul is extremely well placed to take the company into this next chapter, and I look forward to working closely with him and the broader teams to drive ongoing success.”

Paul Pomroy, CEO of Warner Leisure Hotels added: “I am thrilled to be joining Warner at an exciting time, as the brand continues to propel its growth strategy and build on its compelling short break proposition. As a beloved British brand, I’m eager to bring my hospitality experience to this next phase, working together with my new colleagues and the executive team to further strengthen the Warner experience for guests and team alike.”