The Grand Hotel Birmingham has appointed Johan Scheepers as its new general manager, following the hotel’s £45m restoration.
Scheepers has a longstanding career in hospitality and brings a “wealth” of expertise to his new role.
His past roles include general manager of hospitality at Sun City Resort in South Africa, general manager of IHG’s Kimpton Charlotte Square, Edinburgh and general manager of IHG’s Kimpton Clocktower in Manchester, among others.
Scheepers said: “It’s a privilege to join the team at The Grand Hotel Birmingham and act as guardian of the next stage of its journey. The Grand is a hotel that Birmingham can be proud of and, for me, the key to honouring this is how we play a part in the wider development of our vibrant, multi-cultural city.
“We are extremely proud of the hotel’s history, too. Our role is to continue to deliver intuitive service to our community, whether that’s for an international guest visiting for the first time, or a Birmingham local dining in one of our restaurants.”
James Burrell, The Grand Hotel’s group CEO, added: “The Grand Hotel Birmingham continues to play a leading role in this great city’s development and we are delighted to welcome Johan on board for the next chapter in the hotel’s rich history.
“Johan’s wealth of luxury experience, proven success leading high performing teams and ambitious vision make him perfectly placed to guide the hotel’s future growth.”