Convivial Hotels snaps up two operations

Further hotel recruitment could soon be in the pipeline at two businesses after they were bought, having previously been in administration.

Convivial Hotels is now the owners of Rossett Hall near Wrexham and the 45-bedroom Charnwood hotel in Blyth, Nottinghamshire, with some hiring having already taken place.

Two hotel managers have been appointed for the new businesses and it's likely that new positions could soon become available.

Both of the buildings are set to undergo a major overhaul, with a particular focus being placed on public areas, as well as the conference and wedding facilities.

Indeed those latter two are of particular importance, as Convivial looks to grow its already booming wedding and conference businesses.

Jeremy Jones, the Convivial group owner, said that while the company has experience in operating hotels, it was now looking forward to moving into the ownership area.

He said: "We have experience in operating hotels in administration on behalf of insolvency practitioners and the banks for several years.

"Now we are looking forward to developing Rossett Hall Hotel and Charnwood Hotel under our own Convivial Hotels brand into luxury destinations suitable for the leisure, business and the wedding markets."

In terms of the recruitment processes that have already taken place, Martin Elliott has been appointed as the general manager at Rossett Hall.

He was previously the general manager at Northallerton's Solberge Hall hotel, while he was also the proprietor at Horatio’s Brasserie at the Lord Nelson, Gainford.

At Charnwood, the general manager has been confirmed as Mark Tulett, who began his career as a chef before moving into the hospitality sector in America. 

On his return to the UK, he refurbished and opened the Crown Plaza Midland hotel in Manchester.

Both hotels look to have a good pedigree and a strong chance of performing well, with Charnwood a member of the Best Western Hotels chain and Rossett Hall forming part of a historic Georgian manor house.

Berkeley Scott is a specialist recruitment agency providing hotel management solutions