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The Grand, York appoints new General Manager

The Grand, York Appoints Simon Mahon as New General Manager

Simon Mahon has joined luxury five star hotel, The Grand, York as General Manager, bringing with him over 20 years of experience within the hospitality industry.

Prior to his appointment at The Grand, Mahon was Director of Operation for Europe’s fastest growing aparthotel company, edyn, where he headed up the opening and operations for SACO and was instrumental in leading the growth of the Locke brand.

In addition to this, Mahon has a wealth of previous hospitality experience working as General Manager of the luxury Lancaster Hotel in Bangkok along with holding various roles at the likes of Park Plaza and Whitbread.

The ambitious hotelier has spent his life in hospitality, from the fairways of St Andrews to the hustle and bustle of capital cities, and had to say “We look after people who are away from home and we make them happy. What could be better than that? I love working within this hospitality industry, and I’m excited to work alongside the team at The Grand to keep delivering excellence”.

Mahon has joined the luxury 207 bedroomed hotel, which boasts an onsite Cookery School and one of York’s finest restaurants, The Rise, as it welcomes visitors again after reopening on 4th July. Mahon is looking forward to building upon the luxury offerings and impeccable service at The Grand, York, including the launch of their new staycation packages.

He is keen to see the uplift in local residents visiting the hotel and exploring everything it has to offer. “We have so much available to make a visit special, from taking a class at our Cookery School to enjoying a glass of fizz in one of our lounges. We’re looking forward to making the hotel, not just a place to sleep, but a hub of activity and a destination in itself”.