ICMI, the management team behind Inverlochy Castle and Cromlix, has partnered with London-based hotel sales and marketing firm JG Collection to launch Select Hotel Management Services. \r\n\r\nThe new hotel management consultancy will offer a full range of services including central revenue management, account services, operational assistance and a central reservation service.\r\n\r\nTo support the \u201crapid growth\u201d beyond the luxury market the group has opened new headquarters in Edinburgh in addition to its satellite offices in London and the Scottish Highlands. \r\n\r\nNorbert Lieder, managing director of ICMI, said: \u201cThe UK hotel industry is benefiting from the growth in tourism numbers and an increasingly mobile businesses population. \u00a0However, many businesses across the industry are experiencing extra pressures on resources at a time when consumer expectations are greater than ever before.\r\n\r\n\u201cNew technologies designed to enhance customer experience often create more work for hotel managers, reducing the time they spend directly liaising with customers. \u00a0Select Hotel Management Services has been created to alleviate these pressures and give hotel operators the ability to bolster their teams with some of the best minds in the industry.\u201d\r\n\r\nHe added: \u201cWe are confident that, by joining forces with our long-term partner JG Collection in this new venture, we are offering one of the most comprehensive consultancy and support services available to the UK hospitality industry. We are marketing our services to existing and prospective new owners \u2013 we also have significant experience in hotel design and development.\u201d \u00a0\r\n\r\nICMI was founded by the senior management of Inverlochy Castle Hotel over a decade ago, since then ICMI has managed some of the world\u2019s top hotels including Cromlix, Greywalls, Isle of Eriska Resort and the Liming.