A former sales manager at York’s Grand Hotel & Spa has returned to the five-star hotel following a two-year absence to take the role of cluster sales manager for the Splendid Hospitality Group.
Louise Gee, who previously worked at The Grand for five years, will now be responsible for driving the sales and marketing at both The Grand and the New Ellington Hotel in Leeds as part of her new role.
Next year The Grand will be opening a new, higher capacity restaurant in a bid to make its 3 AA Rosette restaurant more accessible to residents and locals.
Further to that, work has already begun on extending into the adjacent Roman House which will see the property double its number of bedrooms alongside the refurbishment of rooms in the current building.
The New Ellington, a more recent addition to the expanding Splendid Hospitality Group, is also enjoying a successful period having recently announced the beginning of a three-month residency of MasterChef semi-finalist Elizabeth Cottam.
Louise Gee commented: “It is great to be back at The Grand. Whilst so much is familiar, it is amazing how it has developed so quickly in the last few years – and the development isn’t going to slow down anytime soon with 2017 set to be another landmark year.”
The Splendid Hospitality Group also includes York’s Ibis Hotel, Hotel Indigo York and Holiday Inn Express York East as well as the Holiday Inn Express Leeds-East.