The brand said that with over 20 years in the hospitality industry, Walsh has gained “invaluable experience” and has “witnessed first-hand” how the industry has evolved. Walsh previously spent a year heading up Jurys Inn Southampton before his new appointment was announced.
Before joining the Jurys Inn family, Walsh held long term management roles with two other well-known hotel brands. In 2010 he was appointed as hotel manager at The Hilton Avisford Park, before working his way up to general manager level in 2014 and moving to The Hilton Dartford Bridge.
Jason Carruthers, managing director of Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels UK and Ireland, said: “We are confident that Darren will be a fantastic addition and are delighted to announce him at General Manager of Jurys Inn Manchester.
“With him, Darren brings years of managerial and customer service experience that is key to running a hotel and delivering a comfortable and happy stay to our customers, which is at the heart of everything that we do at Jurys Inn. We are confident that Darren will excel in his new role and will work with the team to drive our happiness manifesto in his new position.”