Hear ye! Hear ye! New Beginnings - Breaking News
Posted on 29th December 2022
The year of 2023 at Harrogate Lifestyle Apartments starts with a farewell to family man Andrew. The original owner of the business and our leader, who after 17 years of offering luxury accommodation hotel alternatives in Harrogate to the public, will be moving on to new pastures.
Being a business owner is a demanding position which Andrew has enjoyed immensely. However Andrew feels now is the time to spend more time with his wife Claire, his three children, whilst choosing a new venture to step into after a well earned rest. He leaves the business in good hands...
Andrew has sold Harrogate Lifestyle Apartments Ltd to the business SJM Properties who own the building and let part furnished apartments already here in the building.
In turn this has developed into a promotion for his dedicated protege Jessica, who is moving up in the ranks from General Manager to the new Director of Harrogate Lifestyle Apartments Ltd. Jessica is excited to announce that we are also going to be expanding our team this year, replacing some of Jessica's previous sales and hostess duties which we are very excited about. More news on that later.
"After working for Andrew for over a decade, and both us gaining quite a few more grey hairs in that time, he became a friend as well as my boss.
He has demonstrated such passion and pride for his business which is the finest example an employer could ever set for an employee.
It is the way I want to lead my team going forward. To lead by example and always be ready to step in and do whats needed for the company. The same way Andrew has done for years!
No job has ever been too small or too big for Andrew. Whether we're cleaning apartments together, giving the apartments a fresh lick of paint on the ceilings, walls and skirting boards together or being the smiley front of house welcome for our guests.
Andrew does so much more behind the scenes to develop the business and has been a true inspiration to me personally, showing me how to best run the business and lead our team.
I will really miss working for him, but I'm glad to say a friendship has grown too in that time. Andrew has been a huge support to me in my personal life too and I'm honoured to have gained such a lovely person as a friend through work. He can't get rid of me too easily so I'm happy to say we will be staying in touch."
Jessica - Director Harrogate Lifestyle Apartments
Jessica has worked tirelessly by Andrew's side since 2011. Starting work as booking coordinator for 10 Harrogate property holiday lets Andrew ran. Over time the role developed into sales, then marketing, office manager to General Manager.
In 2016 an opportunity arose for Jessica to put all that she had learned to date into being heavily involved in the setup, branding and marketing of the soon to open new business... 18 luxury serviced apartments now known as Harrogate Lifestyle Apartments on Kings Road Harrogate town centre.
From interior design of the overall look and feel the studio, one and two bedroom apartments would have, the website design layout and content, to the planning and running of the day to day business, including front of house duties, this was a wonderful experience she enjoyed immensely.
In 2017 we opened our doors at Harrogate Lifestyle Apartments and have won award after award for excellence on TripAdvisor each year resulting in Harrogate Lifestyle Apartments being in the top 10% of hoteliers worldwide on TripAdvisor! In addition to that we have received high ratings in guest reviews across all booking platforms such as booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Superhosts on Airbnb and many more.
"Harrogate Lifestyle Luxury Serviced Apartments opened our doors 5 years ago! We've survived quite a struggle in that time. Starting up a new business and of course getting through a worldwide pandemic has been no means an easy ride. Like many business and households we're sadly sure to be facing harder times ahead. Following 2 years of sustained recovery across the hotel sector, with the cost of living crisis, energy prices, staff shortages and other inflationary costs and a recession on the horizon we facing another challenging period ahead. But, and BUT is the key word here... I am pleased to say we are a business who will always be committed to our wonderful guests that still need a place to stay in Harrogate North Yorkshire for work, for leisure and often somewhere to live between renting or buying a home in Harrogate. Our team remains optimistic and dedicated to making every visitors time in Harrogate a special one and we thank you for your continued support booking directly through our website for the best rates when you want accommodation in Harrogate town centre." Jessica - Director Harrogate Lifestyle Apartments
What does "Harrogate Lifestyle" mean to us?
The reason we decided to call our luxury serviced apartments in Harrogate town centre "Harrogate Lifestyle Apartments" is because, during your stay in our spacious apartments, you can feel more at home than if you were to stay in a hotel room in Harrogate and it is here in the heart of the town, that you can really dive into the culture and lifestyle Harrogate has to offer.
To top it off, we even became one of the 6 finalists in the Yorkshire Tourism Awards 2022 for Outstanding customer service and WE WON!!!
Our whole team are so proud of these achievements and this keeps us dedicated to maintaining our high standards.
With Jessica as the new Director of the business and gaining a new member to our team, we are confident Harrogate lifestyle luxury apart-hotel remains in good hands and we hope you join us in wishing the business all the very best for the New Year.
Our team hope to host you very soon.
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