25 years of experience in the hospitality and catering industry has equipped Steve Jones well to take charge of one of the largest privately-owned venues of its kind in Northern Europe.
Wyboston Lakes Resort is located between Milton Keynes and Cambridge, set in a 380 acre rural site which boasts over 400 bedrooms, more than 70 meeting rooms, a full spa, 18 hole golf course, health & leisure club, team building & activity centre and over 60,000sqft of service office space.
Beginning his career as a trainee manager with Four Pillars Hotels, by his early 20s Steve had been promoted to General Manager, managing properties for Corus & Regal Hotels. After rejoining Four Pillars Hotels, he held several positions including general manager and regional director as well as holding a seat on the company’s internal board and overseeing food and beverage operations and guest relations across the group’s portfolio. During this time Steve simultaneously owned and operated his own property and limited company.
When Four Pillars Hotels was acquired by Starwood Capital along with several other brands, in 2014 he was asked to oversee the Beaumont Estate, a 400-bedroom resort with 75 meeting rooms. Steve joined Wyboston Lakes Resort as Operations Director in 2015.
Steve Jones says “This role is a dream opportunity for a hotelier. Following major refurbishments in the hotel and the £3m investment in transforming our conferences and events facilities, the future here is exciting and I cannot wait to get started on leading the resort and its staff through its next chapter”.
In his new role as Deputy Chairman, Mark Jones will be responsible for identifying opportunities and progressing the development of the company’s land both on and off the resort.