James Howard Appointed New General Manager At Hilton Leicester

James returns to his sporting home of the Tigers Rugby and Leicester City after 10 years

This information originated in UK English.

March 06, 2017

LEICESTER, UK - Hilton Leicester welcomes the appointment of James Howard as its new general manager. The hotel is ideally located off junction 21 on the M1, and is only three miles from Leicester city centre. Whether in the city for business, making use of the hotels leisure facilities or spending quality time with family - guests will feel and have the stay they deserve.

Howard was born and bred in Leicestershire, in the small village of Burbage just 10 miles from Hilton Leicester. Working in the hospitality industry is homeland for James, as he has been a general manager for the Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand for more than 10 years. Most recently, he spent 18 months in the county of Somerset as general manager of Hilton Bath. Prior to Hilton Bath City, Howard worked at Hilton Northampton and Hilton Warwick/Stratford-upon-Avon. Following 10 great years of travelling around the U.K., Howard has truly come home.

Making his way to Hilton Leicester with a decade of experience Howard said, "I plan to continue to develop key community and business relationships at the hotel using my great knowledge of Leicestershire and all the special attractions in and around the city."

One of his main goals is to make the hotel a great place to work by ensuring the team has a great experience and a sense of pride working for Hilton, which in turn will then deliver a great experience for their guests.  

"The team are the foundation of everything that we do and the key to our success so this is where I will start ensuring we have all positive passengers on the bus and I know we will as a team once that have the support and investment required will deliver great results," said Howard.

Howard's extensive experience in hospitality coupled with his great leadership skills will play an essential role in his position and the success of Hilton Leicester.

Hilton Leicester is an excellent base for exploring the attractions and landmarks of this city. Whilst having the option to unwind in the hotel's LivingWell Health Club, enjoy great dining at the Flavours Restaurant or relax in the sunshine on the Court Bar & Terrace with traditional light bar snacks or a scrumptious Afternoon Tea.

Hilton Leicester participates in Hilton Honors loyalty program. With more than 60 million members, Hilton Honors offers hundreds of ways to earn and redeem Points. Members can redeem their Points for free nights, premium merchandise, items on Amazon Shop with Points, make charitable contributions or gain access to unique events through the Hilton Honors auction platform. Hilton Honors members always get the lowest price, along with Honors Points, complementary Wi-Fi, digital check-in and no booking fees only when booking direct.

Media can access additional information about Hilton Leicester at news.hilton.com/Leicester.

About Hilton Leicester
Hilton Leicester boasts 179 comfortable bedrooms, including 52 family rooms and 2 suites, and a convenient location just 25 minutes from East Midlands Airport. The hotel offers ten flexible meetings and events spaces, catering for a wide variety of events of up to 200 attendees.  Flavours Restaurant offers hassle-free dining options served in a relaxed atmosphere, perfect for the whole family.


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