Jurys Inn Watford appoints new general manager

Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels UK and Ireland has appointed Robert Walker as the new general manager at Jurys Inn Watford.

According to the hotel brand, Walker knows “everything there is to know” about running hotels and has played an “instrumental” part in managing and growing a number of hotel brands across the UK.

Walker held a cluster general manager position with the InterContinental Hotel Group for over nine years, looking after a breadth of areas including Reading, Kent and the Solent region.

During this time, he worked to increase percentage profit growth, managed the Holiday Inn Reading South hotel through a £2m refurbishment programme and oversaw numerous hotel sales.

Most recently, Walker worked as the director of operations at London Town Hotels and as general manager at Hilton Hotels and Resorts, before embarking on his new role at Jurys Inn Watford.

Jason Carruthers, managing director of Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels UK and Ireland said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Robert as the general manager of Jurys Inn Watford. Robert has an incredible 27 years of experience in delivering excellent service to customers which is at the heart of our brand.

“At Jurys Inn Watford we do everything possible to deliver on our ‘Stay Happy’ manifesto and ensure that our customers enjoy their stay with us. We are confident that Robert will deliver the high standard of customer service that brings customers back to visit Jurys Inn again and again.”

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