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new general manager joins innside manchester

30th May 2018

Meliá Hotels International has announced the appointment of Richard Mansell to head up INNSIDE by Meliá Manchester, one of the company’s flagship hotels on First Street.


The acclaimed lifestyle hotel was awarded Manchester Hotel of the Year 2017/18 at the Downtown in Business City of Manchester Business awards and has been praised by corporate clients and the management company for the teams efforts in ‘doing things differently,’ with free personal training for clients, a host of local partnerships with theatre’s, Sale Sharks Rugby Club, art exhibitions and more.


Mansell, a hospitality professional with over 20 years’ experience joins the team from Principal Hotels where he oversaw the first Principal branded hotel, a property which later became the benchmark for brand initiatives, and established itself as the number 1 for customer service.


With a track record of doing things differently, earlier in his career Richard headed up rooms and food and beverage operations at the North American, Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Ski Resort in Colorado. Richard spent more than 10 years overseas before returning to the UK in 2011.


Excited to be joining the team at INNSIDE Manchester, Richard explains:


“I’m incredibly excited to be joining an existing team and hotel which has a proven track record of delivering exceptional stays for guests, and going against the curve when it comes to traditional hotel delivery.

The team, most of whom have been with the hotel since opening in May 2015 have been very welcoming and just as I am, are very keen to push the hotel to the next level”

“We have some exciting plans for this award winning property in the coming months, and a look forward to meeting guests, friends of the business and hotel partners in the coming weeks and months”

INNSIDE by Meliá is one of Meliá Hotels International’s fastest growing brands, with key new openings in Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East allowing guests to maximise their leisure time during business trips wherever they are in the world.