17th August 2018

The four star Crowne Plaza Reading hotel has appointed James Gardiner to take the reins as its new General Manager. The experienced hotelier from Oxford, will oversee operations at the IHG property, which is part of the RBH portfolio.

James’ appointment at the hotel marks his return to RBH, as he was previously Food & Beverage Manager and later Hotel Manager at then portfolio hotel Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum. His most recent role was General Manager at Hyatt Place London Heathrow Airport.

Within his role James will lead operations at the 122-bed hotel, which boasts a health club, spa, restaurant, bar and lounge as well as six conference and meeting rooms.

James Gardiner, General Manager of Crowne Plaza Reading, said:

It’s great to be back at a hotel under RBH’s management and to be taking on my new role at this picturesque venue on the bank of the River Thames.

I try to be a highly motivational manager and my focus will be to lead my team in continuing to deliver outstanding service for all our guests and visitors.”

The hotel is operated by the UK’s leading independent hotel management company, RBH.