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Press release - GM Appointed for New Hotel Opening in Grimsby
Victoria Andrews has been appointed as the general manager of the Holiday Inn Express Grimsby, which is due to open in the Summer of 2015.
Prior to joining the hotel, Victoria, who has worked in the hospitality industry for over 15 years, was general manager at the Chilton House Estate in Buckinghamshire, and prior to this spent 7 years in Lincoln at The Lincoln Hotel. Originally from Liverpool, Victoria joined the Royal Navy in 1995 and started her career in hospitality in 2002 as a trainee manager for Noble House Hotels in the Americas.
She said: “I am very excited to be moving back to Lincolnshire and becoming a part of such a significant project. We are already working with the key tourism contacts in the region and building anticipation for our opening in July.
Lincolnshire has changed a lot in the last 10 years so I am really looking forward to exploring Grimsby and finding out what the city has to offer as well, as being a part of the new hotel which will become a fabulous asset for the area.
Becoming part of the Holiday Inn team is a wonderful opportunity for me. The quality of the service, facilities and the team are second to none and I’m thrilled that I can use all my experience at such an exciting time to deliver a quality branded hotel to Grimsby.”
Victoria will now oversee the opening of the hotel including all recruitment. Engaging with the local community is a key focus for Victoria and the hotel, and the will play an active part in promoting Grimsby as a tourist and business destination.
Owner and managing director of Leaf Hospitality, Richard Farrar said, “Victoria’s appointment is a key milestone in the opening journey. Her energy, enthusiasm and regional experience is another great asset to have on board. I’ve no doubt Victoria will do a great job and develop a fantastic local team. “
Due to open in Summer 2015, the hotel will employ up to 30 people from the local area. Located on Wellogate, adjacent to Grimsby Train Station, the building project saw the redevelopment of the previous car park site. Brayford Hotels Ltd, which owns and runs the site, brought the globally recognised IHG brand to Grimsby with 80 bedrooms, meeting room and Great Hall.
Notes to Editors
About Holiday Inn Express Grimsby
Holiday Inn Express Grimsby, owned and run by Brayford Hotels Ltd, due to open in Summer 2015. As the city’s first city centre branded hotel, it has 80 well-appointed guest rooms.
For more information about Holiday Inn Express Grimsby please visit www.hiexpress.co.uk/grimsby or contact 01472 806000
About Leaf Hospitality
Leaf hospitality is a hotel management company that operates hotels in the United Kingdom on behalf of hotel owners. We work with branded and independent hotels. The company was set up in 2007 and we really care about what we do, if you give us the responsibility to manage your hotel, we’ll manage it like it’s our own. We are a very personable company, with an ethos of always doing what we say we will. We have one simple value that underpins everything we do; be excellent.
About Holiday Inn Express
Holiday Inn Express® hotels are modern hotels for value-oriented travellers. Fresh, clean and uncomplicated, Holiday Inn Express hotels offer competitive rates for both business and leisure travellers. Guests at Holiday Inn Express hotels enjoy a free hot Express Start® Breakfast Bar, free high-speed Internet access. There are currently more than 2,200 Holiday Inn Express hotel locations around the globe.
A global company with 9 hotel brands. With over 4,700 hotels and nearly 674,000 rooms in nearly 100 countries around the world, we know hospitality. Our vision is to become one of the great companies in the world by creating Great Hotels Guests Love. We will deliver this through our portfolio of preferred brands, our talented people and best-in-class delivery systems. At the heart of our culture is a commitment to act responsibly in everything we do.
For more information about this news release please contact:
Victoria Andrews, General Manager, Holiday Inn Express Grimsby