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Happy first birthday to world class Holiday Inn Express Stockport

Stockport Exchange’s Holiday Inn Express is celebrating its first birthday today … and what a brilliant year it has been.

Happy first birthday to world class Holiday Inn Express Stockport

Since opening their doors, staff have welcomed 46,406 guests; served 16,575 drinks; prepared 10,200 meals for visitors to enjoy and done all of this with a smile!

The warm welcome guests have received has seen the Stockport Exchange hotel ranked as one of the best Holiday Inn Express hotels in the whole of Europe based on customer feedback, with the hotel’s popularity, already far exceeding expectations, continuing to grow each and every day. Occupancy levels at the hotel have been very high since opening and have continued to build with the 115-bed hotel frequently booked to capacity.

As well as providing an ideal place to stay for visitors to Stockport, the hotel has also created over 30 new jobs. With jobs ranging from Housekeeping to Guest Services, the hotel has provided the opportunity for many local residents, including young people, to develop their skills whilst working within the hospitality sector.

The hotel also offers valuable work experience to local young adults with complex and severe learning difficulties who help with breakfast service each mid-week morning.

“We have created the perfect hotel for Stockport; with great service, a great team and a hotel to truly be proud of. We look forward to an even more successful 2018,” commented Carl Butterworth, General Manager of Holiday Inn Express Stockport.

“Happy first birthday Holiday Inn Express! The hotel has been a fantastic addition to our town centre, and its popularity from day one has been phenomenal. Right next to the train station and in the heart of Stockport Exchange, the hotel gives people visiting our town the ideal place to stay whether they’re here for business or pleasure. Congratulations to all of the staff at Holiday Inn Express Stockport on such a successful first year and I’d like to wish you continued success for the future,” commented Councillor Kate Butler, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration.