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Bristol Hoteliers Association appoints Imran Ali as chair

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Written by: Hannah Baker | Posted 11 April 2018 16:06

Bristol Hoteliers Association appoints Imran Ali as chair

Bristol Hoteliers Association has appointed Imran Ali as its new chair.

Imran, who is general manager of the Radisson Blu Hotel in the centre of Bristol, has taken over from from Mark Payne.

Joining Imran will be Graeme Barclay, general manager of the Mercure Holland House, as vice chairman and Greg Csikos, general manager of Hampton by Hilton Bristol, as treasurer.

The non-profit organisation, which has over 30 members, provides a forum where hotel managers highlight and discuss issues affecting their business and develop solutions in the best interests of all parties concerned.

As well as lobbying the city council and national Government, Imran, along with his executive committee, will look at ways in which Bristol can attract more tourism and business visitors.

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One of the more pressing issues Imran will look to tackle is the ongoing debate about the Bristol arena.

Imran said: “I’d like to thank Mark for all his hard work and for reforming the association which previously existed in the early 2000s.

“With Greater Bristol possessing over 40 hotels and 4,000 rooms, maintaining high level occupancy is key to each venue’s on-going success but also that of the city’s overall economy and prosperity.

“Whether it’s the high-end or budget venue, collectively all the hotels located in Greater Bristol play a major role in the prosperity of the city and surrounding area.”

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