The new Jurys Inn Derby has taken on Rachel Strange as its general manager.
Strange joined the group in 2000 as a receptionist at Jurys Ballsbridge hotel and held various posts there before moving to the Westbury hotel as front of house manager.
In 2003 she took up her first deputy general manager role at Jurys Inn Cork, moving to Jurys Inn Belfast, before being appointed to Jurys Inn Derby.
Andrew McLoughlin will be deputy general manager. He joins from Jurys Inn Croydon.