Tavistock Hospitality has strengthened the team at its hotel in the north east, following the successful completion of a £1m refurbishment.
The Roker Hotel in Sunderland recently unveiled its 43 new-look bedrooms, which mark the final stage of a phased three-year development programme at the property.
Now the hotel has appointed three new managers to drive the business forward.
New general manager Ivan Holroyd will lead the 96-strong workforce and oversee the day-to-day operations of the seafront hotel.
He joins the Roker Hotel following a stint at the four-star Borrowdale Hotel at Keswick, where he increased hotel revenue by 25% and year round occupancy to 78%.
Also joining the Roker Hotel team are Lorella Movileanu – who will manage the on-site Italian Farmhouse restaurant – and Hayley Thomson, new manager of the Let There Be Crumbs tearoom.
The refurbishment of the bedrooms – which reflects the hotel’s seafront location, with a nautical inspired design – marks the end of a three year programme aimed at increasing the hotel’s appeal for families and corporate and leisure visitors from the region and beyond.
Mark Hird, managing director of Tavistock Hospitality, which owns a portfolio of hotels, bars and restaurants, said: “All three new managers bring with them a wealth of experience in their fields.
“I have no doubt that they will make an excellent contribution to our ever-expanding business.”