Appointed General Manager
At Hard Days Night Hotel Liverpool in Liverpool, United Kingdom
The Beatles-inspired boutique, which was acquired by Millennium Hotels and Resorts in 2015, has welcomed Stephen Rycroft as GM, a former Hilton General Manager of the Year with more than 20 years’ experience in hospitality. New to the Liverpool-based hotel but not to the Millennium Hotels and Resorts brand, Rycroft joins the team from Copthorne Hotel Merry Hill-Dudley where he was GM. He steps into the shoes of former general manager at Hard Days Night Hotel Mike Dewey who left in February 2017 to join Leasowe Castle. He managed the hotel from the day of its launch 2008. Now Rycroft will be spearheading celebrations and packages centred around the hotel’s 10th anniversary and 10 years since Liverpool was named Capital of Culture.
In addition to this, he will use his experience to rework the menus in Blakes Restaurant to incorporate even more Beatles-inspired dishes and position the restaurant as a destination in its own right. Furthermore, Rycroft and the Hard Days Night Hotel team will be working closely with The Salvation Army over the next two years in order to raise funds and help establish Strawberry Field as a sustainable centre of employment for young people with learning disabilities offering training, skills and work placements that provide real employment prospects.