An award-winning Warwickshire hotel has expanded its expertise with a new appointment to boost its sales team.
Coombe Abbey Hotel has welcomed a new Sales Manager, Laura Moore, to bring a wealth of sales knowledge to the new role - expanding the current team as the business continues to grow.
Laura, a business hospitality graduate from University College Birmingham, has years of experience in the industry, having worked in the city Ramada Hotel & Suites in Coventry, Hampton by Hilton in Birmingham on Broad Street, Hilton Garden Inn in Brindley Place and Doubletree by Hilton in Birmingham Snowhill.
She has also spent time working for Marriot AC by Birmingham, Birmingham Hippodrome, and IHG at Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport.
Laura will work alongside June Picken, Sales Director at the hotel, to bring awareness to the hotel’s offerings and facilities for corporate conferences, events, accommodation and weddings.
Laura said: “This is a dream role, anyone who knows me knows that I have a passion for venues with so much history and Coombe is a well-known gem within the region.
“I love how the hotel has something to offer anyone, whether you want to take advantage of the Go Ape team building activities in the grounds or visit the café in the park and it’s also the perfect venue for business and leisure with an extensive offering of meeting rooms as a unique venue for conferences and events.
“I’m looking forward to getting the chance to sell this incredible venue to visitors. Although the hotel is closed at present following Governmental advice, we are looking forward to welcoming guests back to Coombe as soon as it is safe to do so.
“My background has been very corporate-focused so I’m looking forward to joining Coombe as it celebrates a big year for the hotel.”
The new appointment comes as the Hotel was announced as the winner of Large Hotel of the Year at the inaugural West Midlands Tourism Awards and won Bronze in Best UK Hotel and Silver in Best UK Unusual Venue at the 2020 M&IT Awards, as it celebrates its 25th anniversary.
Ron Terry, General Manager at Coombe Abbey added: “Laura is joining us during our 25th anniversary year, and it will be great to have her on board helping to promote the hotel.
“Laura brings with her a long history within the hospitality and tourism industry in the West Midlands, so we are looking forward to having her joining the Coombe team.
“Despite the difficult times we are facing globally, we are looking ahead to a big year for Coventry next year with City of Culture, so it’s great to have another team member joining us.”