HALLMARK HOTEL CARLISLE WELCOMES NEW GENERAL MANAGER
Hallmark Hotel Carlisle has appointed Jeff Hodgson as its new General Manager.
With over 25 years in the hospitality industry, Jeff joined Hallmark Hotel Carlisle from The George Hotel Piercebridge and Chapters Hotel & Restaurant, Middlesbrough. Jeff will be responsible for managing a team of 50 alongside the running of the hotel’s dining facilities of the striking 70-bedroom Victorian hotel.
Stuart Grant, Cluster General Manager for Scotland and Carlisle, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Jeff to Hallmark Hotel Carlisle. He has a real passion for the hospitality industry and we are thrilled to have him on board. At Hallmark Hotels, we believe that our people are at the heart of our business and looking after our people will ultimately lead to a personalised and exceptional service to our guests. Jeff is a great example of a general manager who believes in his people and we’re confident he’ll be a great success at our Carlisle hotel.”
Situated in the heart of Carlisle, directly opposite the city’s train station, Hallmark Hotel Carlisle provides an excellent base for exploring the North West, the Lake District and southern Scotland. With meeting facilities for up to 220 delegates, a sensational ballroom with a capacity for 180 guests, and a locally renowned afternoon tea menu, the hotel is an ideal destination for a relaxing break, business event, wedding or social gathering.
Commenting on his appointment, Jeff said: “I am thrilled to join the excellent team at Hallmark Hotel Carlisle and have already embarked on a programme of redecoration at the hotel following guest feedback.
“We also have a number of exciting activities planned to engage with the local community, as well as big plans for Christmas 2017, and I want all my team members to feel part of the Hallmark Family. This way, we can strive to deliver our goal of being the home of great hospitality.”