An experienced Hotelier with a proven track history at General Manager level for over a decade in both branded and privately owned hotels, who is consistently able to deliver strong sales and profit growth in difficult properties and at difficult times with firecely loyal teams. Keen to explore city centre, large volume hotels at some stage in
An experienced Hotelier with a proven track history at General Manager level for over a decade in both branded and privately owned hotels, who is consistently able to deliver strong sales and profit growth in difficult properties and at difficult times with firecely loyal teams. Keen to explore city centre, large volume hotels at some stage in the future.
Specialties:Managing complex changes within a business environment, building and motivating teams to provide high levels of loyalty, sales and profit. Implementing brand changes. Identifying and maximising new revenue streams in a depressed market place. Delivering top and bottom line results.
General Manager @ General Manager From May 2011 to Present (4 years 6 months) Bramhope, LeedsGeneral Manager, Ramada Bradford @ General Manager of 103 bedroom, 3 star Ramada Bradford Leeds. The hotel primarily caters for corporate overnight accomodation (our team have increased RGI by 17% at no expense of rate), Asian events for up to 4000 guests, traditional weddings and larger corporate events. A hotel that has consistently improved service levels, revenues and profit over a two year period despite being located in a very challenging geographical location (Bradford and Bingley Building Society). Come and view our hotel for yourself and see why! From May 2008 to July 2011 (3 years 3 months) General Manager, Leeds North @ General Manager of 105 bedroom 3 star property. Responsible for reversing a major decline in revenues and profit and within 6 months increasing rate, revpar, sales and profit. Responsible for passing the company Quality audit successively and for the first time in three years with a gap to perfection of 3%, the best in the Company From July 2007 to May 2008 (11 months) General Manager, Chevin Country Park Hotel @ From October 2006 to June 2007 (9 months) Regional General Manager @ Overseeing six properties in a Regional role until the Swallow group went into receivership in late 2006. The children arrived and life changed! From April 2006 to October 2006 (7 months) General Manager, The Yorkshire Hotel @ Running a highly successful 80 bedroom contemporary city centre Hotel and high street gastro pub in the centre of Harrogate. Increased sales, profit and RGI by 47%, 236% and 27% respectively. The hotel was sold to Swallow Hotels in the summer of 2005 and I remained in place to oversee the branded conversion before moving into a regional role for Swallow Hotels. From October 2004 to October 2006 (2 years 1 month) General Manager, Holiday Inn Middlesbrough @ From May 2002 to October 2004 (2 years 6 months) Operations Manager, Holiday Inn Leeds Bradford Airport @ Oversaw the hotel in the days when General Managers were not in place and converted the hotel from a Posthouse to a Holiday Inn, changing owners three times in two years. Increased rate, sales and profit. From March 2000 to May 2002 (2 years 3 months) Food and Beverage Manager @ 156 bedroom, 4 star property with banqueting for up to 1273 guests. The hotel is seen as the largest and highest profile hotel in Harrogate and is adjacent to the Harrogate International (convention) Centre From March 1998 to March 2000 (2 years 1 month) Food and Beverage Manager @ Responsible for opening the famous Ryder Club Clubhouse and overseeing F&B for both the Clubhouse (including banqueting for 200 guests) and the hotel (banqueting for 200)itself. This also included 4 bars and the hotel restaurant in 2 separate premises From March 1994 to March 1998 (4 years 1 month) Assistant F&B Mgr & Asst FoH Mgr @ 324 bedrooms, banqueting up to 1400 From February 1991 to March 1994 (3 years 2 months)
Accountancy, Economics, History and French to 'A' level standard @ Hymers College Private School, Hull From 1976 to 1987 Stewart Woodeson is skilled in: Hospitality Management, Hospitality Industry, Hotels, Revenue Analysis, Food & Beverage, Hotel Management, Yield Management, Hospitality, Sales Management, Management, Corporate Events, Food Safety, Team Building, Budgets, Restaurants, Customer Service, Food Service, Leadership, Event Management, Catering, Sales, Banquets, Front Office, Time Management, Rooms Division, Pre-opening, Leisure, Hotel Booking, Tourism, Micros, Property Management..., Restaurant Management, Resorts, Fine Dining, Menu Development, Guest Service Management, Food, Opening Hotels, Meeting Planning, Opera, Revenue Forecasting, Leisure Travel, Wedding Planning, Event Planning
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