South Manchester’s Best Western Cresta Court Hotel, Altrincham has announced two new appointments to its conference and events team this month, as Nicola Jones and Helen Potts join the newly promoted conference and events sales manager, Polly Coulson.
Polly previously held the role in 2008, before leaving to take up a post at Moorside Grange Hotel & Spa and then on to events management consultancy. She returned to the Cresta Court Hotel in 2012, and has since held roles as a conference and events co-ordinator and HR Assistant.
Polly will manage the day to day business in the Hotel’s busy events office including sales and revenue management, special event marketing and ensuring a high standard of guest service across the Hotel’s £1.5million conference, wedding, banqueting and meeting business. She will also head-up a brand-new team that includes conference and events executive posts for Nicola Jones, joining from a role as a special event co-ordinator for Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, and Helen Potts who leaves her role as conference and events executive at the AC Hotel Manchester Salford Quays to become part of the new team.
Paul Hindley, hotel general manager said: “Polly has been a valuable member of our team for many years now, and has demonstrated all the skills, creativity, passion and determination needed to make the most this new role.
“I am also thrilled to have been able to promote from within the Hotel as well as bring two new members into the team, and know that Polly, Nicola and Helen will all embrace the opportunity to drive forward the Hotel’s events business in 2017.”
The Best Western Cresta Court is ideally located for travellers and meeting delegates visiting both Manchester and Cheshire. It is 15 minutes from Manchester International Airport and 10 minutes to the Cheshire countryside and the main motorway networks linking Manchester with the North and Birmingham. A short walk from the Hotel is the Metrolink service connecting delegates staying at the Hotel with MediaCity, The Point and Manchester city centre in under 20 minutes.
The Hotel’s recent upgrades have included a full bedroom, bar, reception and corridor refurbishment, the new Townfields restaurant, renovated meeting rooms, the addition of a beauty salon and business centre, and the creation of a new meeting space, The Allen Suite. The Hotel offers 200 free parking spaces and free high-speed WI FI.