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Yorkshire hotel appoints 14-year-old as new director

The Grand Hotel and Spa in Yorkshire has appointed a 14-year-old boy as its new director of fun and families.

This will be the second time that Sam Pointer has taken on this role, as he first took the job eight years ago when he was just six.

His duties will include leading a campaign to help children get the most out of visiting York.

Sam’s first task as director of fun and families has been to produce a series of six video blogs revealing his top tips for children to do in York, including family-friendly places to eat, things to do for free, as well as historic York.

Sam will be a kid consultant for the hotel, helping with everything from menus and recipes, in-room entertainment and seasonal city guides, through to suggesting family-friendly activities and promotions.

Pointon said: “I literally jumped at the chance to become the director of fun and families. The hotel wrote to my dad to ask if I’d like to help them with family-friendly stuff to do in York – I’m guessing there aren’t many kids who’ve done this sort of thing before.

“I’ve started with some vlogs and each week over the summer I’ll be sharing a new video with stuff I think will be good for children – and their mums and dads – to do and see in York.”

Philip Bolson, general manager of The Grand Hotel and Spa, said: “We are very excited to welcome Sam to the team. He is full of brilliant advice for young people visiting York and will help us enhance our family-friendly activities at the hotel.”

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