Nicolas Jefford has been named general manager of the Hotel du Vin Stratford-upon-Avon, which is due to open in spring 2018.
Jefford, who joins from Weston Park in Shropshire, will work alongside sales manager Karen Hannon at the hotel, which will be the 18th Hotel du Vin in the group.
The new hotel will include 48 contemporary bedrooms, featuring wooden furniture and colourful accents to accompany the dark greys, navies and greens on the walls, as well as a bistro, meetings space and banqueting room.
Jefford, who has also worked at Bovey Castle in Devon and Mallory Court in Warwickshire, 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, added: “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 hotel sales manager. I look forward to working with them both as we bring Hotel du Vin to Stratford-upon-Avon.”
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