Vine Hotels is an established hotel business with a track record of successfully operating hotels that consistently perform above the industry average.
The company Owns, Manages, Develops and Consults, representing a portfolio of hotels across a wide range of Brands and locations.
As Owners as well as Managers Vine Hotels understand the needs of hotel owners and can provide tailor made support for your business or hotel development.
The key, to Vine Hotels success, is its knowledge of and partnership with the worlds foremost hotel Brands including Accor, Hilton, IHG and Best Western.
Above all Vine Hotels brings the â€˜Owner Operatorâ€™ principle to all its hotels with a clear focus on Guest Experience, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility performed in a manner that maximises Owner Returns.
Currently chairman of the Football Association and the British Film Institute, Greg is a well-known media executive, journalist, broadcaster and former director General of the BBC. He has held Chief Executive positions with LWT, Pearson Television and Channel 5 and was Chancellor of the University of York.
Greg has held hotel interests over a number of years and became chairman of Vine hotels in 2015.
As a current Board Member of Best Western UK and previous Divisional Director of BDL Management Garin has a wealth of experience across all aspects of the hospitality industry.
After gaining an honours degree in Finance and Marketing he held a number of junior to General Management positions with some of the UK’s leading hotel companies before taking over the Holiday Inn – Heathrow as GM in 2001. This lead to a series of hotel openings including Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Ramada Encore as well as the largest four star hotels in Sheffield and Manchester.
Garin became a hotel owner in 2009, increasing the portfolio over the last few years with a close relationship with Accor, Hilton, IHG & Best Western among others.
Financial management is at the heart of our business and Tony is an experienced hotelier, whose career in Hotel Financial Control and Hotel Management has covered most aspects of the industry. He is an excellent communicator and motivator, leads by example and is a key member of senior management teams. Tony has a robust track record of high financial achievement as a result of strong commercial awareness and commanding budgetary and forecasting skills. He has considerable knowledge of working within franchise hotel properties from IHG – Crowne Plaza/Holiday Inns and Hilton Hotels.
Human Resources Director
Heather has considerable experience in hotel human resources management in both large and small properties at a senior level. Her particular areas of expertise include succession planning, performance management, training and development and employee engagement. Heather has assisted a number of businesses through organisational changes and is astute in identifying areas in need of improvement and implementing successful curative action plans. Having worked for Forte, Thistle, Ladbrokes and Hilton Heather is well equipped to drive the people strategy across all areas, helping the business to make the most of its resources and talent in order to effect structural change and meet tough industry challenges.