General Manager appointed ahead of Courtyard by Marriott Keele Staffordshire opening

Scott Randall has been appointed as General Manager of the new Courtyard by Marriott hotel at Keele University, set to open in the coming months.

Joining from Holiday Inn Derby Nottingham, part of the Kew Green Hotels portfolio, Scott will be responsible for establishing a 60-strong team ahead of the hotel opening on campus at Keele University’s Science and Innovation Park which will include 150 rooms, a restaurant and bar, meeting rooms, and fitness suite.

Speaking on his appointment, Scott said: “My career in hospitality spans 30 years working for Concorde Hotels, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and more including project managing three new hotel openings in Shrewsbury, Birmingham and Doncaster for the Real Hotel Company.

“This opportunity to join the Tower Hotel Management team and to be a part of this new and modern Courtyard by Marriott hotel is really exciting and I look forward to welcoming our new recruits as soon as we can.”

Developed by Keele Hotel Developments, a joint venture between Marick Real Estate Ltd and Mill Lane Estates Ltd, the high-profile site will be operated by Tower Hotel Management under a franchise agreement with Marriott International. The hotel is being built by one of the largest and most successful privately owned construction and development groups in the UK, Bowmer + Kirkland.

Peter de la Perrelle, Managing Director of Tower Hotel Management said: “Despite the uncertainty Covid-19 is bringing to the UK’s hospitality market, we are pleased to be announcing the appointment of Scott and welcome him to the team. As a company, we remain positive with regards to the future and pass on our well wishes to our customers, contractors and team members during these challenging times.”