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Bristol Hoteliers' Association appoints first female chair since reforming

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Written by: Hannah Baker | Posted 05 March 2019 11:27

Bristol Hoteliers' Association appoints first female chair since reforming

The general manager of the DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol North has taken over as chair of the Bristol Hoteliers' Association.

Nadine Rees has taken up the helm from Imran Ali, former general manager of Radisson Blu in the city.

Nadine has worked for Hilton Worldwide for 11 years and has five years’ experience as a general manager.

She has been working in Bristol for three years. 

This will be the first female chair since the association reformed in January 2017.

Nadine said: “I am a passionate hotelier and I am delighted to have the opportunity to build upon the great work of the previous chairman, Imran, and to platform the association to support our fantastic vibrant city.

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"I am also pleased and honoured to be the first female chair of the association as this is a sign of changing times within the hospitality industry."

Imran has moved to Radisson Blu Hotel, Birmingham.

Nadine added: “[This year] will be exciting for Bristol with well-established music concerts, global sporting events and our excellent annual city events such as the International Balloon Fiesta, Grill Stock to name a few.

“With the very real prospect of a new Arena, the city looks set to attract world renowned artists and sporting events which will only further benefit our great city.”

The Bristol Hoteliers Association' represents 34 hotels in the city.

There are more than 2.3 million people employed in the UK Hospitality sector, which is expected to generate almost £100billion in 2019.

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