York’s Hampton by Hilton hotels have seen a surge in domestic bookings since restrictions eased.
And a new manager is in place as they gear up to welcome back international travellers in the future.
Avantis Hotels has appointed Parry Rathod as area manager to oversee both Hampton by Hilton properties in the city centre, the new built 143-bedroom hotel on Piccadilly and its 121-bedroom sister hotel on Toft Green.
He was previously director of operations at the DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel and Spa, where he played a key role in the refurbishment and rebranding of the venue.
Having worked with Hilton since 2005, he has racked up management experience at its hotels in York, Newport, Blackpool and Northampton.
Mr Rathod said: “I’m delighted to join Avantis Hotels at this very exciting period, with the newly-opened Hampton by Hilton Piccadilly adding to Hilton’s footprint in this dynamic city of York.
“I am looking forward to taking a successful journey together with the owners and team members.”
Ravi Majithia, Avantis Director, said: “We are thrilled that someone with Parry’s calibre, knowledge and experience is heading up our York team.
“Lockdown and the pent-up demand has led to price increases across the leisure sector and that means greater expectations from customers.”