EXCLUSIVE: Hotel du Vin COO departs the business

Nick Halliday, the chief operating officer of Hotel du Vin, has stepped down from his position and left the boutique business.

Halliday, who joined the successful boutique brand in March 2014, has resigned to ‘pursue new ventures’, an official statement from the HdV camp told Boutique Hotelier.

It is not known whether he will remain in the hospitality industry or which position he will go to next.

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A spokesperson from Hotel du Vin said: “Nick Halliday has resigned in order to pursue new ventures. We wish Nick all the success for the future.”

Halliday was recruited over four years ago to help spearhead the growth of Hotel du Vin. He started his career training with the Savoy Group in London, learning from hotels such as Claridge’s and The Connaught before travelling the world to work in iconic locations including the British Virgin Islands, Bali and Canada.

He then joined Malmaison as general manager in 1999.

In September 2004 he moved to Abode Hotels and Michael Caines Restaurants where he worked with Andrew Brownsword and chef Caines in the development of the brand and then became managing director in September 2006.

Halliday then returned to Hotel du Vin seven years later.

In 2015 the 29-strong HdV and Malmaison portfolios were sold by KSL Capital Partners to Frasers Hospitality for £363m.

Halliday has spearheaded the roll-out of a soft refurbishment across the bistros within the group over the last 12 months.

Hotel du Vin have just opened its newest property in Stratford-upon-Avon and will soon launch The Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin in Clifton Village, Bristol as the brand continues to expand.

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