Louise Gee pictured


A former sales manager at York’s Grand Hotel & Spa has returned to the 5-star hotel following a two year absence.

Louise Gee, who previously worked at The Grand for five years, is back at the much-acclaimed venue to take the new position of Cluster Sales Manager for the Splendid Hospitality Group.

Responsible for driving Sales and Marketing at both The Grand and the New Ellington Hotel in Leeds, Louise is looking forward to the new challenges and exciting opportunities at the two hotels.

Having left The Grand to further her career development, Louise returns with a wealth of experience and fresh ideas at what is an historic time for both The Grand Hotel & Spa and its owners, the Splendid Hospitality Group.

Next year The Grand will be opening a new, higher capacity restaurant to make its 3 AA Rosette award-winning dining more accessible to both residents and non-residents. Further to that, work has already begun on extending into the adjacent Roman House which will see Yorkshire’s only 5-star hotel double its number of guestrooms alongside the refurbishment of rooms in the current building. 

The New Ellington, a more recent addition to the expanding Splendid Hospitality Group, is also enjoying a successful period having recently announced the beginning of a 3-month residency of MasterChef semi-finalist Elizabeth Cottam.

Louise Gee said: “It is great to be back at The Grand. Whilst so much is familiar, it is amazing how it has developed so quickly in the last few years – and the development isn’t going to slow down anytime soon with 2017 set to be another landmark year.

“Having The New Ellington as part of my position is fantastic too. I know it is at the beginning of what is going to be a phenomenal journey so I am simply delighted to be a part of it.”

Louise Wright, group director of sales & marketing for Splendid Hospitality Group, said: “Louise has an undeniable passion for hospitality in Yorkshire and is the perfect person to build on the successes that both The Grand and The New Ellington have already had. It is great to see her back where she belongs.”

The Splendid Hospitality Group also includes York’s Ibis Hotel, Hotel Indigo York and Holiday Inn Express York East as well as the Holiday Inn Express Leeds-East.


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