The events team expands at The Grand Eastbourne

By Natalie Blachford

The Grand Hotel in Eastbourne has strengthened its events team with the appointment of Caroline Harms, who joins the five-star coastal hotel as events office manager.

Caroline brings to the team a wealth of experience following a career spanning nearly twenty years in the events industry. Caroline has held prestigious event management roles for companies such as The Roof Gardens, Park Plaza, Chelsea Village Hotels at Chelsea Football Club and SPG Exhibitions.

Speaking after her appointment, Caroline Harms said: “The Grand has a wonderful reputation for high class events for both leisure and corporate guests. I am looking forward to steering the team both creatively and strategically to bring new business to the hotel, whilst ensuring the delivery of the very highest quality events for all of The Grand’s clients.”

Jonathan Webley, general manager at The Grand Hotel said: “I am delighted to welcome Caroline to the team at The Grand; she brings some fantastic sales and events experience from her past roles and her appointment will further enhance The Grand’s reputation for managing and delivering exceptional events.”

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Notes to Editors:

The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne:

The Grand Hotel Eastbourne, affectionately known as ‘The White Palace’, stands imperiously on the Eastbourne seafront and known for its warm and welcoming hospitality.

The 152-room hotel offers guests two in-house restaurants including the fine-dining Mirabelle Restaurant, relaxing health club facilities with both indoor and outdoor pools and breath-taking views of Eastbourne’s iconic coastline.

Awards won by The Grand Hotel include the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award in 2016; Best Champagne List Award at the Champagne Taittinger Awards in 2015; Springboard INSPIRE accreditation in 2016; Wedding Dates Top Rated Wedding Venue in East Sussex in 2015 and featuring in The Caterer and People Cubed’s Best Places to Work in Hospitality in 2016.

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Elite Hotels:

A small, independent UK based hotel group, Elite Hotels has been investing in some of the UK’s most beautiful historic houses since 1986. The first of which was Tylney Hall Hotel, Hampshire, followed by Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club, East Sussex, The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne and Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa, Bedfordshire. Each of the four Elite Hotels is a member of Small Luxury Hotels, a prestigious consortium representing over 500 of the best independent hotels in 70 countries.

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