Formerly the New Ellington Hotel, of which Yarmolyuk was also GM, the transformed property is located a short walk from Leeds train station and Trinity Leeds shopping centre.
Yarmolyuk, originally from Ukraine, said she will bring a “hands-on managerial approach” to the hotel, maximising her skills in networking to raise the company profile in a strategic marketing plan.
Starting her career over ten years ago as guest services manager for Holiday Inn Express in Stevenage, she has gained experience in several hotels including Premier Inn in Beckton, The Forum Banqueting and Conference Suites, Ibis Stevenage Hotel, and as general manager at the Novotel in Stevenage.
Yarmolyuk said: ‘‘I will be very happy to nurture my team to create a hotel where the atmosphere and ethos reflects my own values. Communication, laughter and positivity will form the backdrop to networking opportunities at the hotel, good-quality locally-sourced food, a sophisticated environment and excellent value.”