Hotel du Vin Stratford-upon-Avon steps closer to opening with general manager appointment

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The unveiling of Hotel du Vin Stratford-upon-Avon is edging closer, as the boutique brand makes two key appointments ahead of the official launch in spring 2018.

Hotel du Vin Stratford-upon-Avon is the conversion of two Grade-II listed Georgian buildings in Rother Street and will be home to 48 bedrooms, meeting and private dining rooms, a Bistro and a separate banqueting room with space for 80 diners.

The property was acquired in May 2015 and marked the brand’s fourth boutique hotel under development in the previous 18 months.

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Now the group has also announced the appointment of Nicholas Jefford as the hotel’s new general manager.

Jefford boasts experience at the likes of The William Cecil in Stamford, where he took his first position as general manager, Bovey Castle and Mallory Court. He joins from his role as general manager at Weston Park, where he has been since January 2017.

Karen Hannon has also joined as hotel sales manager, with both appointments marking key milestones in the development of the new boutique hotel.

Commenting on his appointment, Jefford said, “After seeing the plans for Hotel du Vin Stratford, this wasn’t an opportunity I could turn down. The project is amazing and I can’t wait to bring my experience and drive to this exciting new hotel.”

Nick Halliday, chief operating officer at Hotel du Vin, commented, “Nicolas brings with him an impressive wealth of experience and is the ideal candidate to take charge of this exciting new hotel. We’re delighted to have someone of Karen’s calibre join with Nicolas as our home sales manager. I look forward to working with them both as we bring Hotel du Vin to Stratford-upon-Avon.”

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