Management team expansion for Nottingham’s St James Hotel to support growth spurt


St James Hotel in Nottingham has grown its management team by two members in order to support the company’s recent boom in business.

The hotel has promoted Christopher Harrison to general manager and hired Laura Snow as its new sales and marketing manager.

Alongside the new hires, St James Hotel will be looking to fill three more senior roles in the coming months.

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Harrison, who has more than 20 years’ experience in the industry having worked for the likes of Principal Hayley Group and Menzies, joined St James Hotel as deputy general manager in 2014.

He said: “Two years on and I’m now the general manager of the venue; my own exciting journey is underway and it has only just begun. I, along with my dedicated team, strive to make St James Hotel the very best boutique hotel in Nottingham, offering only the very best guest service, high quality accommodation and a passion to exceed our guest’s expectations.”

Snow previously held roles at Youngs, Greenwich Inc, Best Western Plus Aston Hall Hotel, and most recently, Cockliffe Country House Hotel in Nottinghamshire. At St James, she will be responsible for driving sales and marketing activities across all areas of the business.

St James Hotel is an 87-bed boutique hotel with a range of facilities including meeting and function rooms for conferences and civil ceremonies, lounge and bar, gym and art gallery.

The venue, which employs around 40 staff, is also looking for a new operations manager, conference and banqueting operations manager and bar manager to join the team.

Richard Johal, who has been the hotel’s general manager since 2013, has taken up the position of director.

He said: “Chris’s promotion to general manager is very well deserved, and is in recognition of his valued contribution to St James over the last two years. We’re also thrilled to have Laura on board, and look forward to welcoming three new managers over the next few months.”


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