Contractors Denizen Contracts are currently completing work on the new 56-bedroom Holiday Inn Express and the 155-seater Frankie’s Bar & Grill, both of which are scheduled to open in April. [Note however that http://www.hiexpresshoylake.co.uk/ is only accepting room bookings from May].
John Brown, 48, has been appointed General Manager of the £5.5m scheme having previously managed venues across the north west including Ramada Warrington and Devonshire House Hotel in Liverpool and joins after three years as cluster sales manager with hotel operator, Sanguine Hospitality Ltd.
Brown said: “Hoylake is a wonderful village and it’s great to be here leading such a fresh and exciting venue. A lot of detailed work has gone into modernising the building without losing any of its character and the result is an impressive, contemporary hotel.”
“We want the hotel, restaurant and bar to become a hub for village life, somewhere that families can visit together at any time during the week.”
“This promises to be a ground-breaking development for Hoylake and I can guarantee my team will be doing all they can to ensure our guests will be very impressed.”
Robin Wicks, chief executive of Sanguine Hospitality Ltd, said: “Ever since we announced our plans for this hotel, there has been a tremendous level of interest and support from the local community. The success of the hotel will be determined by our ability to establish it as a viable alternative for tourists and business travellers visiting Liverpool. We hope to shine a light on Hoylake’s many qualities and reap the rewards for the hotel, restaurant and the village as a whole.”
A recruitment day is being held on Monday 19 March from 4pm – 8pm at the Kings Gap Hotel, for 20 positions at Frankie’s across its kitchen, food and beverage service. No further details available.