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Five-Star Lowry Appoints New Top Dog

International hotelier Adrian Ellis takes over on the Irwell

Published on February 3rd 2015.

Five-Star Lowry Appoints New Top Dog

FIVE-star luxury hotel to the great and good, The Lowry Hotel, have a new internationally-acclaimed hotelier at the helm.

“I am absolutely delighted to be returning back to Manchester to oversee such an iconic property as The Lowry Hotel"

Adrian Ellis has nearly 25 years experince in the industry and joins the Salford hotel from his role as General Manager of oil-rich Azerbaijan's finest - the 318-room five-star Fairmont Baku.

Ellis has steered similarly prestigious ships in Budapest, Warsaw and Singapore after cutting his hospitality teeth at Manchester's Victoria & Albert Hotel in the 90s.

The Lowry Hotel lobbyThe Lowry Hotel lobby, three massive heads... and some statues

He was named one of the 'top hoteliers in the world' by the American Academy of Hospitality in 2008 and has a mantelpiece buckled beneath the weight of numerous other awards.

Norwich-born Ellis said: “I am absolutely delighted to be returning back to Manchester to oversee such an iconic property as The Lowry Hotel. I look forward to working with the team to continue building the reputation, performance and quality of customer service provided for all our guests and to overseeing the extensive renovations planned “   

Adrian EllisAdrian EllisThe Lowry Hotel - the city's first five-star opened in 2001 - was sold by Rocco Forte Hotels to the Westmont Hospitality Group and its investment partner Mount Kellett Capital Management for a reported £40m in September 2014.

Confidential recently kicked-in the door of the hotel's most exclusive room (priced at up to £4,000 a night), home-away-from-home to the likes of the Beckhams and Beyonce, for a nose around - see the pictures here.

In more Lowry news, the hotel's genial doorman and Manchester Tourism Awards-winner, Andrew Archibald, has been nominated for VisitEngland's national 'Tourism Superstar' award - vote here.


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