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Hampton by Hilton Bristol Airport announces six-strong management team

Craig Rees, Andrew Peacock, Sebastian Fuller, Tony Adams, Kiri Hatfield Smith & Lauris Gedrovics.

The hotel’s management team will be led by Bristol-born General Manager, Andrew Peacock

raft of senior appointments have been announced ahead of the highly anticipated launch of Bristol’s second Hampton by Hilton hotel in 2017.  
The new six-strong management team, led by General Manager Andrew Peacock, has more than 42 years’ combined experience in the hospitality industry. They will bring together an essential mix of skills needed to take the helm of the first hotel to open at Bristol Airport.

Andrew Peacock, a Bristol local, has worked in the hospitality industry for more than 14 years, nine of which have been spent at Hilton hotels. Most recently, he acted as the general manager at Doubletree by Hilton Bristol North in Aztec West after a four year stint as deputy general manager. Prior to this, Andrew worked in Switzerland running two hotels for a ski and snowboard company. His extensive portfolio has armed him with the knowledge and expertise needed to launch and manage a busy hotel.  

Lauris Gedrovics joins the team with a similarly impressive background in the hospitality industry, having worked at a variety of hotels for seven years. After a year and a half as the deputy general manager at Ibis Birmingham, he most recently assumed the role of general manager at the 83-bedroom Holiday Inn Express in Birmingham, and will take on the role of operations manager at Hampton by Hilton Bristol Airport.  

Sales Manager Kiri Hatfield Smith and Maintenance Manager Sebastian Fuller have both assumed management positions for the first time, but have considerable experience working for the Hilton brand. Kiri joins from Doubletree by Hilton Bristol North following a three year stint as a conference and sales executive and Sebastian has worked for Hilton for six years, and was most recently a maintenance engineer also at the Bristol North hotel. Both have moved up the ranks in a short space of time and have been commended for their tenacity and drive.  

The new management team also includes two operations supervisor roles. Craig Rees has joined from the Bristol Airport customer experience team, and Tony Adams has joined from Doubletree by Hilton Bristol South/Cadbury House where he worked for six years, most recently as the night duty manager.  

Andrew Peacock commented: “Bristol Airport is one of the main gateways to our amazing city and we’re so excited to open our doors to the millions of passengers that use the airport each year. The management team we have built to launch and manage Hampton by Hilton Bristol Airport is a formidable one; they all have years’ of experience and the passion needed to make it a roaring success. Plus, many of them are originally from Bristol or have worked here for many years which gave them the edge over other candidates. As general manager, I am delighted to lead this pragmatic and diligent team who I’m sure will get things off to a flying start when we open.”  

The 201-room hotel will be the perfect place for travellers to eat, drink or sleep either before or after their journey. It will be located just two minutes from the main airport terminal and will include a 24 hour gym, a work zone with free Wi-Fi and computers and an impressive food and drink offer. The hotel forms part of £150 million investment made at the airport since 2010.  In addition to the hotel, the current phase of development at the Airport includes a new Fast Track Security and improved immigration area providing enhanced customer facilities for passengers.

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