Stratford Manor appoints 2018 Young Achiever as Hotel Manager

We are very excited to announce that Stratford Manor, our four-star spa hotel in Stratford-Upon-Avon, has appointed Matt Loughrey as its new Hotel Manager.

Matt brings over 14 years’ experience to the role, having previously worked for some of the UK’s most well-known hotel brands, including Hilton and Marriott. He started his career in catering roles, before becoming part of the pre-opening management team at Drayton Manor Hotel in Tamworth.

His most recent post was General Manager of The Genting Hotel, where he worked for four years, leading his team to win Best Hotel at the Midlands Food Drink and Hospitality Awards in 2018. This then contributed to Matt collecting the Young Achiever award at the 2018 Birmingham Awards.

Having previously worked at Stratford Manor as Front Office Manager between 2014 – 2015, Matt will use his existing knowledge of the hotel to guide a strong team who pride themselves on providing outstanding customer service.

Commenting on his appointment, Matt said: “I really enjoyed my time at Stratford Manor, the hotel is in a great location with first-class facilities and stunning grounds. Returning as Hotel Manager is a fantastic opportunity for me to continue to build the hotel’s high standard and reputation and lead it into 2020.

“Whether our guests are enjoying a staycation or hosting a meeting, I am committed to making sure that they continue to have an unforgettable experience at Stratford Manor.

“We pride ourselves on being the number one choice for hosting corporate events in the area, whatever the time of year. Our outdoor space offers a fantastic area for team building activities in the spring, whilst our events facilities provide Christmas parties to remember. I’m excited to get stuck in!”

In his capacity as Hotel Manager, Matt will be overseeing the hotel’s 22 acres of grounds equipped for outdoor team building activities, 104 spacious bedrooms, 13 flexible meeting rooms, award-winning Shakespeare Restaurant and modern health club and spa.

Stratford Manor is managed by Almarose Hotels & Resorts, which is responsible for the QHotels portfolio, as well as Delta by Marriott and Doubletree by Hilton properties.

Shaune Ayers, Divisional Director at Almarose Hotels & Resorts, added: “Matt’s extensive experience within the West Midlands hotel industry and prior knowledge of Stratford Manor makes him a fantastic addition to the team. The breadth of his previous roles within the industry means he has exactly what’s required to lead the team at the hotel.”