New GM for Thistle Kensington Gardens and Thistle Hyde Park

06 June 2018

Stephen Mileham, the former general manager of Donnington Valley Hotel & Spa, has joined glh Hotels to take over the running of two of the Thistle Hotels properties.

Stephen, who took up the post in April 2018, will manage the group’s west London Thistle properties, Thistle Kensington Gardens with its 175 bedrooms, as well as the historic Thistle Hyde Park which has 54 bedrooms.

Tasked with growing the revenue of the two properties, both of which have recently had their food and beverage offering updated with a new, fresh menu and in-room service, Stephen will focus on building the hotels’ room, F&B and M&E sales.

Mike Magrane, Operations Director at glh Hotels, said: “Stephen was the clear choice for this unique brief by a country mile. We have some exciting plans in the pipeline for the Thistle brand, so this is a really great time for Stephen to come on board and drive our plans forward, whilst also building on the successes of the two properties.”

Stephen, who started his hotel management career in 2004, brings a wealth of experience to his new role. Stephen said: “I’m thrilled to be joining glh Hotels as it continues on its exciting journey delivering great London hospitality. Thistle Kensington Gardens and Thistle Hyde Park are both in amazing locations and offer fantastic, family-friendly service and amenities. I really can’t wait to start working in the Thistle team and driving further success in both hotels.”

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