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Jupiter Hotels Appoints Cluster GMs To Manage Group’s 29-Strong Hotel Portfolio

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Jupiter Hotels has announced the appointment of a Cluster General Manager management group to deliver excellence and growth across the group’s 29 UK hotels.

Each Cluster GM is responsible for hotels within a dedicated region, enabling a geo-localised approach to hotel management and ensuring that every hotel has the benefit of local thinking and national business support. The Cluster GM’s remit is to grow talent, manage CAPEX strategies at the hotel, implement operational and brand strategies and ensure excellence in the hotel product and experience.

James Fraser has been appointed Cluster GM for Scotland, with a remit to support Jupiter Hotel’s Mercure and Holiday Inn branded hotels in Edinburgh, Inverness, Ayr, Livingston, Glasgow, Perth and Dumfries.

Steve Dunford now manages hotels across the North West, with a portfolio of Mercure-branded properties in Manchester, Bolton, Chester, Leeds, Bradford and Sheffield.

Peter Nye has overall responsibility for the group’s country house hotel collection, looking after stunning country hotels in Hull, Bristol, Newbury, Kidderminster, Gloucester and Burton Upon Trent.

Allan Porter focuses on the thriving South East hotels in Watford, Maidstone, Brighton and Tunbridge Wells.

James Conaghan continues to manage the Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel and adds the Mercure hotels in Norwich and Swansea to his remit.

Gordon Stewart maintains his position of Mercure York Fairfield Manor Hotel GM, adding other Northern hotels, the Mercure Wetherby and Holiday Inn Darlington, to his regional cluster.

Commenting on the appointments, Jupiter Hotels CEO, Shane Harris, said: “We are a successful management group because we put hoteliers at the heart of our business. We have a wealth of hotel management talent within our company and the creation of the Cluster GM group enables the knowledge, passion, vision and skills of our finest hotel managers to be utilised across across all of our 29 hotels.

“We have a growth and development strategy that stems from ensuring the excellent management of each of our hotels. These new appointments are central to our ongoing business strategy, putting the hotel product and experience first for our guests.”

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