Millennium Hotels and Resorts hotel, Hard Days Night Hotel Liverpool, is delighted to announce the appointment of Stephen Rycroft as General Manager. Rycroft joins Hard Days Night Hotel with over 20 years of hospitality experience having previously worked for De Vere Group and Hilton Hotels & Resorts where he was awarded Hilton General Manager of the Year in 2013 and the Vice President special recognition award for commercial focus in 2014.
New to the Liverpool-based hotel but not to the Millennium Hotels and Resorts family, Rycroft joins the team from Copthorne Hotel Merry Hill-Dudley where he was General Manager. As a manager, Rycroft is results orientated and a firm believer in achieving results as a team. He is focused on helping others to accomplish their own career aspirations.
In his new role at Hard Days Night Hotel, Rycroft will be spearheading celebrations and packages centred around the hotel’s 10th anniversary and 10 years since Liverpool was named Capital of Culture; allowing guests to explore Liverpool in a new and exciting way. In addition to this, he will using his extensive hospitality experience to rework the menus in Blakes Restaurant to incorporate even more Beatles-inspired dishes and position the restaurant as a destination in its own right.
Furthermore, Rycroft and the Hard Days Night Hotel team will be working closely with The Salvation Army over the next two years in order to raise funds and help establish Strawberry Field as a sustainable centre of employment for young people with learning disabilities offering training, skills and work placements that provide real employment prospects. Once a home for the city’s vulnerable children and a spot where John Lennon used to play, the charity hopes to see Strawberry Field open its gates to the public for the first time with an exhibition centred around the home and why the famous Beatles song was written.
Commenting on his recent appointment, Stephen Rycroft said: “I am so pleased to be a part of the team at Hard Days Night Hotel at such an exciting time for the city of Liverpool and the hotel itself. We’re excited to be celebrating a momentous 10 years, and are looking forward to working with The Salvation Army on a project that this close to our hearts and the city of Liverpool.”