Hotel Indigo® has unveiled the executive leadership team behind its latest residence, Hotel Indigo® Manchester – Victoria Station, which is set to open this October.
James McDevitt has been appointed as General Manager of the hotel, bringing with him 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry. James has previously held leadership positions with InterContinental Hotels and Resorts in three countries before arriving in the UK to work with brands that include Guoman, DeVere Collection, Macdonald Hotels and Resorts and Hotel du Vin.
James is joined on the management team by Director of Sales Nicola Staley. Nicola has worked in the hotel and hospitality arena for over 20 years and has a wealth of experience including 17 years driving and directing sales for Marriott International’s luxury and lifestyle brands in the northwest. In her new role, Nicola will be responsible for leading a highly effective sales and marketing team, focused on developing and securing new relationships with businesses throughout Manchester and the wider regional area.
Andrew Green has also joined the team at Hotel Indigo® Manchester – Victoria Station as Executive Chef. Andrew will take the helm at Mamucium, a lavish 120-seat restaurant and bar and at M Café, a cosy 75 seat café located within the beautifully restored Grade ll listed City Buildings. The double AA Rosette winning chef, who was born and raised in Manchester, will serve up a menu of popular dishes influenced by his northern roots for diners to enjoy. Andrew takes the helm at Mamucium, after moving across from the city’s prestigious 5-star Lowry Hotel.
The hotel will be managed by leading third-party management company Interstate Hotels & Resorts, which operates more than 70 hotels and resorts across the UK.
James Mc Devitt, General Manager of Hotel Indigo® Manchester – Victoria Station, said: “I am thrilled to be involved in what is such an exciting new opening in Manchester city centre. We have developed a first-class hotel and the offering will continue to raise the standard set in the city. The Hotel Indigo® brand is fantastic and its ethos of celebrating the neighbourhood, heritage and history of its hotel location is perfect for this cultural area of Manchester.
“To have two talents such as Nicola and Andrew on the team is incredible and we are all very excited about the possibilities and opportunities for the hotel that lie ahead.”
BH Group is the developer that owns the building Hotel Indigo® Manchester – Victoria Station is situated in.
James Houlston, Managing Director of BH Group said: “The team that we have put in place to manage the hotel is second to none and I am delighted to have them on board. Hotel Indigo® Manchester – Victoria Station has been designed to be a unique offering for the city and this is represented throughout. From the bedrooms through to the menu at Mamucium we are celebrating Manchester and its heritage. I am confident that under the direction of James, Nicola and Andrew, this will become a landmark destination for the city.”
Positioned at the gateway of the Northern Quarter, one of Manchester’s most vibrant areas and a stone’s throw from Victoria Station, Hotel Indigo® Manchester – Victoria Station will be a 187-room boutique hotel, offering guests luxurious city centre accommodation. It is housed across the recently restored Grade II listed ‘City Buildings’ and what has already become an iconic, brand new 14 story, rotunda tower that sits at its side.
Set to open in October 2018, Hotel Indigo® Manchester – Victoria Station, is ideally located for those keen to explore and enjoy the city while soaking up the creative, independent atmosphere of the neighbourhood