The Holiday Inn Milton Keynes Central has appointed Kevin Coombes as the new General Manager and Lucy O’Grady as the new Sales Manager to head up the 4* hotel.
An experienced General Manager, Kevin Coombes has worked with IHG, LHMUK and the Holiday Inn brand for 12 years. He has a proven track record for driving sales, creating strong local networks and overseeing mid-scale and up-scale global hotel brands. Kevin prides himself on leading “great hotels that guests love”, a mantra that he promises to take with him to the Holiday Inn Milton Keynes Central.
Lucy O’Grady joins the team as the new Sales Manager having previously overseen a portfolio of mid-scale hotels for KGH. With her extensive event planning and sales experience, Lucy will be tasked with managing existing business contracts and building new opportunities for the hotel.
As a team, Kevin and Lucy will look to develop and expand the hotel’s corporate portfolio by driving their fantastic meeting, conference and events facilities for local and national partners and guests.
The modern Holiday Inn Milton Keynes Central has 166 bedrooms, 9 meeting spaces and a leisure club with 350 members.
Commenting on the new role, Kevin Coombes, General Manager, Holiday Inn Milton Keynes Central hotel, said: “I am delighted to be leading this fantastic hotel and talented team as we continue to strive to deliver a fantastic offering and experience for our business and leisure guests. I am very well versed with the Holiday Inn brand and LHMUK initiatives and look forward to meeting this new challenge”.
Lucy O’Grady, Sales Manager, Holiday Inn Milton Keynes added: “I am incredibly excited to join the Holiday Inn Milton Keynes team, we have set ourselves high targets for the year ahead in terms of hosting new meeting and conference delegates from the local area and further afield and I can’t wait to oversee and help meet this goal”.
Simon Teasdale, Managing Director LHM UK, said of the appointments: “We are delighted to appoint Kevin and Lucy to manage and drive sales for the hotel. We have identified the Holiday Inn Milton Keynes Central as a priority hotel for 2018 and under their new direction we hope to develop the corporate clientele as well as welcoming new leisure guests. It is an exciting time and we’re thrilled to have Kevin and Lucy on board and leading the way in Milton Keynes”.