A North East hotelier who helped to put one of the region’s top resort destinations on the UK map is bringing his expertise to a new multi-million pound development.
Nick Holmes, 57, spent six years as managing director at the five star Rockliffe Hall Hotel near Darlington, County Durham, aiding the property’s rise from the planning stages to becoming a well known hotel, golf and spa destinations in the country.
Now he is channelling his skills into the new £16m spa and leisure development at County Durham’s Ramside Hall Hotel, having joined the team in an advisory role.
Mr Holmes left Rockliffe earlier this year to work as a consultant on a number of projects, and he is relishing his new role.
He said: “Ramside is a fantastic product and I am sure the new spa development, opening in May next year, will become a major player on the North East and UK spa scene,” he said.
“I am delighted to be able to bring my knowledge and expertise to help make the spa a success with the added bonus that the team at Ramside are great people to work with.”
Mr Holmes has had a long and prestigious career in the hotel industry, working at properties such as the Gleneagles Hotel and opening the acclaimed Cameron House hotel at Loch Lomond, where he previously worked for six years.
His personal achievements include being shortlisted this year in the industry leading CATEY awards in the Manager of the Year category and being made a Master Innholder and Freeman of the City of London in 2013.
“We are very pleased to have someone with Nick’s level of experience on board to help us drive our new spa development forward,” added Tim Boyd, General Manager at Ramside Hall Hotel.