Newcastle Hotel is one of Britain’s best places to work

September 16, 2013

Sleeperz Hotel Newcastle shortlisted in Best Employers in Hospitality Awards 2013 by Caterer.com

Sleeperz Hotels Newcastle has been recognised as one of the best places to work in the hospitality industry in England and Wales, according to a leading hotel industry recruitment website.

The design-led premium budget hotel in Newcastle city centre has been shortlisted for the Best Employers in Hospitality Awards 2013 England & Wales by www.caterer.com, the hospitality industry’s leading recruitment website.

The 98-bedroom hotel, situated off Westgate Road close to Newcastle Central station, is shortlisted in the Best Medium Group Hotel Employer category, and has also been ranked in the Top 50 best employers in hospitality in 2013.

Javeed Anwar, head of sales and marketing at Sleeperz Hotels, said: “This is outstanding news and first class recognition for the way Sleeperz run hotels and value employees.

Sleeperz business model is innovative and different in the hospitality industry. Our staff are trained in all aspects of the business, from guest relations to housekeeping, and don’t specialise in one area.
This means they understand and appreciate what is involved in providing an all-round friendly, genuine and outstanding customer service to hotel guests.”

The hotel opened its doors in January 2012 and within a year won a hat-trick of industry awards for architectural excellence, family friendly facilities and customer satisfaction.

The latest nomination is down to the attitude and quality of the people working at the hotel, says general manager Mark Armstrong.

“When we opened in Newcastle, we made a point of hiring local people who epitomised the reputation the North East has for being warm, friendly and down to earth. We’ve assembled a great team of hard working individuals who enjoy coming to work and it’s paid off,” said Mark.

Sleeperz Hotel Newcastle will find out whether it is the best place to work in Hospitality in England and Wales at an awards ceremony in London on September 30th.

For more about Sleeperz Newcastle, visit: www.sleeperz.com

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Notes to Editors

Sleeperz Hotels is a new and innovative UK budget hotels business.

It opened its first UK hotel in the Welsh capital Cardiff in 2008 and is working to a plan to expand and build further hotels in major UK cities, including Liverpool, Manchester and London.

Sleeperz prides itself on introducing a new generation of compact lifestyle hotels into the UK budget hotels market and creating a design led philosophy of colourful, stylish, compact contemporary rooms at affordable room rates.

Its aim is for its customers to experience stylish urban living in a city centre hotel environment.

Sleeperz also aims to build distinctive buildings that make a positive architectural contribution to the cities in which it chooses to build hotels.

The growth in Sleeperz – and the construction of its second UK hotel in Newcastle – has been driven by a £7m investment in the business by the company's investors, including Andre Hoffmann, and Connection Capital. The debt finance for the Newcastle development is being provided by The Co-operative bank.

Videos detailing the hotel experience are available to watch on YouTube at the following link: www.youtube.com/sleeperzhotels

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