Simon Hanna has been appointed Cluster General Manager for Jupiter Hotel’s newly formed Country House Collection of Mercure hotels across the UK.
Jupiter Hotel’s Country House Collection consists of 5 sprawling countryside retreats including the Mercure Bewdley The Heath Hotel, Mercure Burton Upon Trent Newton Park Hotel, Mercure Bristol North The Grange Hotel, Mercure Newbury Elcot Park Hotel and Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel.
The new Country House Collection, under Simon’s direction, has been formed to maximise the potential of the charming country manor, Victorian house and spa hotels. A hotelier through and through, Simon brings with him a wealth of experience as General Manager and Cluster General Manager for a range of mid and upscale hotels across the UK.
Commenting on his new appointment, Simon Hanna said, “I am truly excited to take on this new challenge managing Jupiter’s Country House Collection. The cluster is formed of 5 fantastic Mercure hotels that all have stunning landscaped grounds and a country feel in their construction and layout.”
He continued, “I will be looking to revitalise and promote a new wedding offer across the group as well as ensuring fresh and clear marketing with an emphasis on all-encompassing packages, offering great value in great surroundings. I also plan to soften all of our service points, adding a touch of country quality to our food and beverage operations whilst ensuring that my teams are clearly focused on delivering quality and charming service to all guests.”
Shane Harris, CEO Jupiter Hotels, added: “Simon is a fantastic addition to the Jupiter Hotels team and will be the key driving force for our new Country House Collection initiative which is a priority for the business. The creation of a Cluster General Manager across our countryside properties enables the knowledge, passion and vision of a great hotelier like Simon to be fully utilised. Our countryside properties continue to boom, and this targeted focus reflects our commitment to put the hotel product and guest experience first. I look forward to seeing Simon build on this and achieve even greater goals for 2018 and beyond.“
Image from top left: Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall, Mercure Bewdley The Heath Hotel, Mercure Burton Upon Trent Newton Park, Mercure Bristol North The Grange Hotel, Mercure Newbury Elcot Park Hotel