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New ops manager for Holiday Inn MediaCityUK

Manchester-based Tower Hotel Management, part of The Peel Group, has appointed James Richardson as the Operations Manager at the Holiday Inn MediaCityUK.

Bringing 16 years of hospitality experience, including 12 years with IHG, Richardson joins from Holiday Inn Express TraffordCity where he was Deputy General Manager.

Located at the heart of MediaCityUK, the Holiday Inn opened in October 2010 and has 218 bedrooms, a gym and 3 meeting rooms which can accommodate up to 40 people. The restaurant is home to Marco Pierre White’s New York Italian concept plus Starbucks coffee is served in the chic ground floor lobby bar.

Richardson said, “Having been a part of the Tower Hotel Management team for three years, I am elated to be progressing my career and furthering my experience as Operations Manager at Holiday Inn MediaCityUK.

'Although I haven’t moved too far from my previous role, the offering at MediaCityUK is extremely unique and exciting as it is on the doorstep of the BBC, ITV and many more.”

Tower Hotel Management currently operates five award-winning hotels under various international brands including Hampton by Hilton, Holiday Inn, plus the Holiday Inn Express Manchester – TraffordCity, the North West’s first ‘modular’ hotel.

Siobhan Thomasson, General Manager at Holiday Inn MediaCityUK, said, “We’re proud to welcome James to the team. Tower Hotel Management encourages team members to progress and develop within the business and James is a great example of this.

'He will be responsible for the operational running of our busy hotel and I wish him all the best in his new role.”