rosvenor House doubles C&I team

Grosvenor House has announced plans to more than double its dedicated C&I staff as it looks to ramp up group bookings. The plan comes with the hotel two years into a four-year, £100million refurbishment. “We’ve not been in the groups business in the way we would have like to have been for four years,” said senior director of sales and marketing Chip Stuckmeyer. “In the late 1990s there was a 60-40 split and that’s what we’ll be looking to return to. Currently we have four dedicated staff and we’ll be taking that to eight or possibly ten as we move towards completing the refurbishment in 2008.” Stuckmeyer is currently running focus groups to establish how to best meet the demands of C&I bookers and said he is also looking to get as much feedback from the sector as possible. “There’s no better place to start as go through our repositioning that to get the views of our customers.” The refurbishment will see the Grosvenor take its room total from 446 to 494 and October sees the re-opening of the 20 room-strong 86 Park Lane meetings facility.

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