PPHE Hotel Group announces Robert Flinter as General Manager
at Park Plaza Victoria London
June 2014 - PPHE Hotel Group Limited, owner and operator of full service upscale and lifestyle hotels, including Park Plaza® Hotels & Resorts in Europe today welcomed Robert Flinter as its new General Manager for the 299 bedroom Park Plaza Victoria London with immediate effect.
Flinter brings over 14 years experience in the hospitality sector, most recently holding the position of General Manager, Apex City of London. With a strong track record in the London hotel market, Flinter has held a number of senior-level on-property positions in companies including Forte Hotel Group, Thistle, Jurys Doyle Hotels and InterContinental Hotels Group.
Flinter previously studied at Shannon College of Hotel Management and further at Cranfield School of Management through a Master Innholders scholarship and joins Park Plaza Victoria London at a significant time for the hotel. Having successfully opened neighbouring TOZI restaurant in 2013, the hotel is also ear-marked for an extensive refurbishment programme following a major refinancing announcement by PPHE Hotel Group on 3 December 2014.
“Robert brings extensive knowledge of the London hospitality marketplace. With the hotel due to enter a major refurbishment stage, he is joining at a crucial time in leading the team and guests through a new chapter in its brand journey,” commented Greg Hegarty, Regional General Manager UK, PPHE Hotel Group.
“I am delighted to be joining Park Plaza Victoria London and PPHE Hotel Group at an exciting time. The hotel has a strong corporate base and fantastic meeting and event facilities coupled with a high-level of guest service and contemporary Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts style. The Victoria area is going through an exciting regeneration and I am looking forward to joining the team and taking the hotel through its own renovation,” added Robert Flinter, General Manager, Park Plaza Victoria London.
Located a stone’s throw from Victoria’s over ground and underground stations which includes the Gatwick Express service, Park Plaza Victoria London is within walking distance are some of London’s most famous landmarks including Buckingham Palace and Westminster Cathedral. Shopping areas of Oxford Street and Bond Street are also close at hand. Visit www.parkplaza.com for more information