Appointments: Seaham Hall welcomes new sales and marketing director

A North East hotel has strengthened its management team with the appointment of one of the industry’s most senior figures

Seaham Hall Hotel and Spa has welcomed Wendy Benson as director of sales and marketing
Seaham Hall Hotel and Spa has welcomed Wendy Benson as director of sales and marketing

Five-star Seaham Hall Hotel and Spa has welcomed Wendy Benson as director of sales and marketing.

Wendy, from Consett, has worked in the hospitality sector for more than 25 years and joins Seaham Hall from nearby Rockcliffe Hall, where she held a similar position for almost six years.

In her new position at Seaham Hall Hotel she will be responsible for identifying and pursuing new revenue streams and managing partnerships with a variety of corporate clients.

She will also proactively consolidate awareness and increase sales for both the two AA rosettes Byron’s Bar and Grill and the pan-Asian Ozone restaurant within Seaham Hall’s award-winning Serenity Spa.

Seaham Hall recently unveiled the results of the £100,000 refurbishment of its ballroom, which is one of County Durham’s foremost function venues.

This followed the development earlier this year of its Taittinger Sports Lounge and Byron’s Bar & Grill and the redecoration is now under way of the hotel’s 20 individually-designed suites.

Wendy said: “I am delighted to join Seaham Hall during this exciting post-refurbishment time and I am looking forward to leading the sales and marketing efforts at this prominent five-star hotel and spa.

“I am proud to be part of the dynamic team now on board and know that my passion and drive will contribute to its future success.”

Ross Grieve, Seaham Hall Hotel’s general manager, added: “Wendy’s experience of five-star hotels and her excellent reputation within the industry will make her a valuable asset to the team and we are delighted she is joining us.”

For further information call 0191 516 1400 or visit www.seaham-hall.co.uk

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