Hampton by Hilton Manchester appoints new GM

Hampton by Hilton Manchester Northern Quarter has appointed Louise O’Reilly as its new general manager, ahead of its opening later this year.

With more than two decades of hotel industry experience, O’Reilly has spent a number of years leading teams across the Hilton portfolio – most recently at Hilton Garden Inn Doncaster Racecourse.

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She started her career as a guest services assistant in 2000 and the brand said she has built an “extensive repertoire” of operational skills, and has overseen a number of hotel openings.

Additionally, Ashley Wykes has been appointed to the role of director of sales, and will work alongside O’Reilly.

She has worked in the industry for more than 10 years, and began her hospitality career as a food and beverage assistant. RBH said she “boasts extensive experience” in hotel sales as well as an in-depth knowledge of the Manchester market.

O’Reilly said: “I’m thrilled to take up the role of general manager at such an exciting time. Hampton by Hilton Manchester Northern Quarter will be a fantastic addition to what is a truly thriving area of the city, and I’m looking forward to seeing what the journey ahead holds.

“I’m fully focused on building the strongest possible team, ready to offer our guests a first class service, including the brand’s signature ‘Hamptonality’ which will see us become fully integrated into the community that surrounds the hotel.”

Wykes added: “I’ve been part of the Manchester hotel sector for years and having made my way quickly up the hotel career ladder, I’m proud to be working alongside Louise to finally bring a Hampton by Hilton to the city, as it has been a number of years since a Hilton property has opened in the heart of Manchester.

“As well as being positioned in the bustling and bohemian Northern Quarter, the hotel is a stone’s throw from the Manchester Arena and Manchester Victoria Station, with the Etihad Stadium and Arndale Shopping Centre close by too. We’re perfectly placed for gig-goers, corporate visitors or those just looking for a great city break in the heart of Manchester.”

Hampton by Hilton Manchester Northern Quarter will be operated by RBH, an independent hotel management company. The £17.5m hotel will feature 221 bedrooms, meeting facilities and a fitness centre.

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