Hilton Hotels has appointed Adam Reckert as general manager of its Manchester Deansgate site.
Reckert joins Hilton Manchester Deansgate, after starting his career in hospitality with Hilton as part of its Elevator Graduate Programme. He has since held a number of positions within Hilton at various hotels around the world, including Hiltons in Abuja, Barcelona, Seychelles and Abu Dhabi, most recently working as general manager of the Radisson Blu Liverpool.
The newly appointed general manager will oversee all departments of the 279-room, 23-floor hotel, and is responsible for all elements of the organisation.
Reckert said: “I’m thrilled to be appointed as general manager of Hilton Manchester Deansgate. It’s one of the most iconic hotels in the North West, and with the wonderful team we have in place, we’re capable of delivering some truly exceptional experiences for our guests. I applied for the position of front office manager at the hotel’s pre-opening stage when I was just 25, but was unsuccessful. I promised myself I’d come back to the property as general manager – for me it’s the best job in the city.
“I believe with the exposure the hotel has, and the power of the Hilton brand name behind it, we have an opportunity to do something really special for our guests and our team and, to support the many wonderful charities that work tirelessly in and around the city, including the continuation of our own annual Star Ball.”
The Hilton Manchester Deansgate is home to the city’s highest bar, Cloud23, situated on the 23rd floor of the hotel. The hotel also has a number of events and conference spaces to hire, including Cloud23, and Podium, its ground floor restaurant.
Reckert continued: “2019 is going to be a really exciting year; we’re on the verge of launching our new menu in Cloud23 and re-positioning Cloud23 not just as the city’s highest afternoon tea destination and cocktail bar, but also as one of the most iconic event destinations in the city. We’re really trying to reach out to new customers who might never have thought to use Cloud23 before for private dinners, events space, birthday parties, you name it.
“Meanwhile, in Podium, we’re going to be engaging with our guests at every opportunity, opening up a new entrance into our bar and re-shaping the image of the restaurant to really focus on guest engagement, I’m a huge believer in hospitality being all about the experience and I can’t wait to work with the team here to deliver that experience!”
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