As we welcome in a new year, it’s a fresh start with changes at the top at Hotel Miramar. Our luxurious 4-star country house hotel on the East Cliff, is one of the few hotels in Bournemouth to remain under family ownership and management, with the Blakemore family celebrating twenty-one year’s proprietorship.
Following the resignation of long standing Manager David Bailey, who has stepped down from his role for family reasons, his deputy Theo Iakimov has taken over as Hotel Manager, with Marcin Kalinowski stepping into the position of Operations Manager.
Managing Director Clare Blakemore commented, “I have always been very proud of the fact that we have a loyal and dedicated team of staff at Hotel Miramar, many who have been with us for years. The hospitality sector is notorious for staff turnover, so we are very happy to retain a steady team. Our sincerest thanks go to the Bailey family for their unwavering support, and we know that Theo and Marcin will continue to ensure that guests and patrons are afforded a wonderful stay with the first-class standards that are expected from our establishment.”
Maintaining standards at the hotel is an ongoing priority, with a continuous investment strategy in place, plus addressing the challenges of attracting young blood into the industry.
Theo said, “Last year we launched our new Restaurant No 43 which has gone down a storm, and we also refurbished most of the ground floor areas. 2018 sees an ongoing investment programme with our largest function suite being refurbished, plus ongoing redecoration and planned bathroom refitting in our bedrooms. Bournemouth has retained its status as a popular visitor destination and Hotel Miramar has enjoyed continued high levels of room occupancy all times of year, so we are feeling very positive about the opportunities as we head into a fresh new year. As well as running the hotel, I am passionate about promoting the career opportunities to young people considering hotels and hospitality as an option, and will continue to support the local university and colleges who are training the next generation of industry professionals.”