Serviced apartment industry expert Samantha Thorne has joined Skyline as the company’s new Chief Commercial Officer. Her key responsibilities in this new position will be to oversee all commercial aspects of Skyline and manage the Reservations, Inside Sales/Account Management, Supply Chain and Business Intelligence departments.
Samantha brings to the table her 28 years of experience in the industry, having sourced, acquired and operated serviced apartments since 1987. As the owner and operator of London Life Apartments from 1987 to 1997 and the co-founder of BridgeStreet, where she applied her talents from 1997 to 2015, her geographical focus was originally centred on the London area, but she subsequently expanded upon this, quickly establishing regional markets in the UK, in addition to an extensive network of partners throughout EMEA and APAC.
In conjunction with the rest of the Skyline team, she has every intention of developing and rapidly growing the Skyline brand to become the leading provider of serviced apartments in both the EMEA and LATAM regions.
Working closely with the Skyline founder, CEO and Director, Thiago Hahn, she will focus on developing opportunities and increasing client demand within all aspects of the business, ensuring the company achieves its planned revenue growth and a world-class level of guest satisfaction year on year.
Commenting on her new opportunity, Samantha said, “The growth opportunities Skyline present complement my skill set, providing a complete synergy with the vision of the company. I am incredibly proud and thrilled to be part of the Skyline team.”
Thiago Hahn said, “I cannot think of a more effective means of widening and deepening the Skyline talent pool than by welcoming Samantha Thorne on board. She has achieved an enviable reputation for excellence within the industry and her own particular brand of dynamic innovation will prove a distinct asset to the rapidly expanding Skyline brand.”