Four-star hotel Park Regis Birmingham has announced that it has added five news managers to its team.
Laura Orrell, Ryan Doyle, Alex Smith, Sarah Wilson and Darren Rowe have been hired as director of sales, sales manager, new conferences and events sales manager, reservations manager and executive head chef, respectively.
Orrell has a seven years experience with QHotels, working across different properties such as Chesford Grange and The Oxford Belfry. She said the creation of the 16th floor as a new conference space led to a “huge potential for growth of the meeting and events market”.
The new sales manager, Doyle, began his career at Jurys Inn before relocating to JW Marriott Hotel in the US and then to Macdonald Hotels back in the UK, where he worked as an operations manager and later a national account executive.
The manager responsible for coordinating events held at the hotel will be Smith from the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, where she previously worked as an event planner.
Wilson, who has an 11 year experience in the hotel sector, will oversee the booking systems of meetings and events from arrival to departure. She has previously worked in Moor Hall Hotel in Sutton Coldfield.
The new head chef Rowe has worked in the sector for 30 years. He has worked in Rosette-accredited restaurants such as Sketchley Grange Hotel in Hinckley and the Priest House in Castle Donington in addition to the Crowne Plaza in Birmingham, where worked for 15 years.
Mark Payne, general manager of Park Regis Birmingham, said: “It’s exciting to have the new team on board as it feels like a new chapter for Park Regis Birmingham. We’re undergoing a number of changes at the hotel and the development of the new conference space will firmly place us among the leading meetings venues in the city.
“The new team wants to prove itself as a tour de force in the hotel sector in the city and I’m confident we will deliver.”