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Vine Hotels adds three new GMs

Since 1 June, the company has increased its head count by 197 staff

Vine Hotels has announced it has bolstered its senior leadership team with the recruitment of three new general managers.

Ian Davies joins the company from St. Mellion International Resort as the general manager of The Dartmouth Hotel and Spa, with the directive to oversee the operations and development of the hotel, spa, and golf resort.

With over 38 years in the hospitality industry, Vine Hotels said Davies is “ideally placed” to thrive in the “challenging and fast-paced role” at one of Vine Hotel’s flagship properties.

In addition, Jane Haselden takes the reins at Best Western Cresta Court Hotel in Altrincham, south Manchester, and brings a wealth of senior management experience, including working in the role of general manager at Aspen Hotels, Holiday Inn, and Starboard Hotels.

Having previously held similar roles at InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, Mercure Hotels, Hilton Hotels and independent properties, Vien Hotels has also appointed Daniel Rich who will take charge of the team at Doubletree by Hilton Sheffield Park hotel.

Talking of the new role, he said: “I’m looking forward to the challenge of managing this fantastic hotel. The facilities are second to none. With a Marco Pierre White restaurant, extensive meeting spaces and superb leisure pool and spa, it has a great deal to offer leisure travellers visiting the Peak District and corporate guests alike.

“But even more than that, I am extremely excited to welcome guests back to the Hotel and be able to operate at full capacity once again.”

Since 1 June, the company has increased its head count by 197 staff. As well as filling the three senior roles, Vine Hotels has invested in its sales and marketing team with the appointments of Rachael Ferrand as central sales manager, Scarlett Dodsworth as sales manager, and Michael Winstanley as sales manager at the Doubletree by Hilton Sheffield Park hotel.

Vine Hotels has also rapidly grown in the past 12 months, most recently taking over the management of The Old Rectory in Handsworth and with the acquisition of Bredbury Hall Hotel in Stockport, Greater Manchester. Earlier in 2020, the group also acquired The Charlecote Pheasant, a 70-bedroom hotel in the heart of Warwickshire.

Vine Hotels chief executive, Garin Davies, said: “All three of our new senior team members have considerable experience in the hotel and hospitality industry and we are thrilled to welcome them on board at what is an extremely exciting time for Vine Hotels.

“Over the past twelve months we have invested heavily in our workforce and thanks to the three new hotels, we have recruited nearly 200 staff members whilst also retaining much of the existing teams in our newly acquired properties. We have also invested in our sales team to ensure that these hotels operate at maximum capacity and profitability.”

He added: “We have grown significantly in recent years and that is just the start of our ambitious expansion plans for the future, as we continue to seek out suitable properties to strengthen and grow our portfolio of quality and service-led venues.”

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