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York’s Monkbar Hotel welcomes new housekeeper to the team

A York city centre hotel has appointed an experienced “housekeeper” to ensure its 125 bedrooms and public rooms all receive four star treatment.

Istvan Nemes, who began his hospitality career in the city in 2004, has taken up the position of Housekeeper Manager at the recently refurbished four star, BEST WESTERN Monkbar Hotel, where he will lead a team of 20.

Previous to joining the Monkbar, Istvan – who has a BTEC in Business Enterprise – was Head Housekeeper at the nearby Dean Court Hotel, having previously been Deputy Housekeep at Hotel 53.

Istvan said: “I’m looking forward to playing my part within the Monkbar Hotel, and I strongly believe that my enthusiasm for this industry will be a huge plus.

“The first thing that customers judge a venue on is the cleanliness of the bedrooms.

“I have inherited a great team and, having just been promoted to ‘four-star’ status, it is my role to ensure that the highest of standards are maintained by the housekeeping department.”

Graham Usher, general manager of the BEST WESTERN Monkbar Hotel, said: “We are delighted that Istvan has joined the Monkbar team.

“Istvan has a wealth of experience and he brings a lot of experience with him, in particular from his last job working within the BEST WESTERN Plus Dean Court Hotel.

“Following our hotel refurbishment, it is vital to have a strong housekeeping team in place, one that will help ensure a superb costumer experience. That is why Istvan’s appointment is key to our future success.”

From 2007 until 2016, Istvan worked at a number of hotels in York, where he learned the skills of managing staff.

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