Inside track

31 January 2005 by
Inside track

What business is it in?
A hotel operator targeting business and leisure travellers, with three-, four- and five-star hotels in its portfolio.

What brands does it operate? The company has 34 properties, 18 of which are in the midmarket Jurys Inn hotel chain. It also operates the luxury Jurys Doyle brand. The most recent opening was a 364-bedroom Jurys Inn at London's Heathrow airport in November, complete with a bar, restaurant and coffee bar.

What's its form?
The company increased pre-tax profits by 1.5% during the six months to 30 June, and turnover for the same period was £92m.

Where is its head office and area of operation?
Jurys Doyle has properties across England, Ireland and the USA, with a company headquarters in Dublin.

What sort of employer is it? Jurys Doyle has about 4,000 employees worldwide. The company has a career-planning service and, with future expansion, will be focusing on internal promotions. The company offers educational assistance to help employees gain professional qualifications and to train members of staff in all departments, giving them an understanding of the business and opportunities for flexible shifts. It offers two graduate programmes, and perks including extra wedding leave and meals during shifts. Go to and click on Careers to search for your ideal job.

How does the future look?
With openings including Jurys Inns in Southampton and Nottingham and a four-star hotel in Dublin next year, the company plans major growth in the next five years, with several opportunities being investigated in London and on the East Coast of the USA. Jurys Doyle is concentrating on two markets, with the three-star Jurys Inn chain and its luxury hotels.

Did you know…?
Jurys Doyle can be traced to 1839, when William Jury opened his first hotel. In 1986 the Jurys Hotel Group was created, going on to open a string of hotels in the UK and Ireland. In 1999 Doyle Hotels was acquired, forming Jurys Doyle Hotels.

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