Hotel Indigo Coventry has appointed a new General Manager, Michael Lyons, ahead of its much-anticipated opening early next year following the completion of a multi-million-pound project.

Michael Lyons is a highly experienced Operations Director, with significant experience in award-winning hotels. He has 36 years’ experience, his first role being Assistant Floor Housekeeper at the Belfry Hotel.  He has also worked as Director of Operations for Kew Green Hotels and Director of Europe Hotel Operations, UK & Ireland for IHG. Other past roles have included General Manager for Holiday Inn, Leicester, Four Pillars Hotel, Oxford and Holiday Inn, Birmingham as well as Operations Manager for Crowne Plaza, London Heathrow. Michael is married and counts running, reading, and cycling amongst his interests.

Mark Lee has been appointed as Food & Beverage Manager and will be bringing with him a wealth of experience from the Lovely Pubs and the NEC Groups. He lists himself as a Restauranteur, talent scout, serial foodie, small hotelier….and not always in that order.

Marek Jani has been appointed as Head Chef for Cogs Restaurant & Bar. Marek has worked across branded hotels with 150+ bedrooms and multi-outlet catering offerings, as well as smaller boutique hotels. He has previously worked as Head Chef at Strawberry Bank Hotel in Meriden, Group Executive Chef for the Innventive Leisure Group Holdings LTD, as well as Head Chef for The Three Swans Hotel, Market Harborough, Queen’s Road Restaurant at Ramada Hotel & Suits in Coventry, The Manor Hotel Meriden Best Western, and The Saxon Mill in Warwick.

Michael Lyons said, “It is extremely exciting to be a part of Hotel Indigo Coventry and to work for such a fantastic brand. I want to make Hotel Indigo Coventry the best place to stay, drink, eat and relax in this amazing, vibrant city. I am really looking forward to introducing such an interesting hotel to the industry and opening our doors to showcase all that we have achieved”.

Carl Davies-Phillips, Operations Director  at Castlebridge Hospitality said “We’re delighted to appoint Michael as our new General Manager at Hotel Indigo Coventry as well as the appointments of Mark and Merek. All three bring with them a wealth of experience and expertise in the hospitality industry, and I know will be a fantastic asset to the team”.

Hotel Indigo Coventry is situated at Friargate, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 2GN, UK. For more information, please visit https://coventry.hotelindigo.com/