Swithenbank will be taking over from Michael Skehan, who has been GM in Cardiff since 2016, and originally joined the hotel brand in 2015 as deputy GM at Jurys Inn Milton Keynes. In February 2017 was appointed as deputy GM at the 362-room Jurys Inn Hinckley Island Hotel.
He said he aims to position the property as the “go-to hotel in Cardiff for business and leisure guests”, building upon the hotel’s success and work to exceed commercial targets.
Jason Carruthers, managing director of Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels UK and Ireland said: “We are so pleased to promote Chris Swithenbank to GM of Jurys Inn Cardiff. Throughout his tenure, Chris has demonstrated his leadership qualities and proven himself as a valuable team member, successfully driving key customer and operational wins, we wish him every success in his new role.”