Apart-hotel company finds jobs for redundant hotel staff

By Emma Eversham

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Apart-hotel company finds jobs for redundant hotel staff
Blue Rainbow Apartments finds jobs for reception staff made redundant by last weeks closure of Yang Sing Oriental Hotel in Manchester

Manchester based apart-hotel company Blue Rainbow Apartments has come to the rescue of a number of staff made redundant by the closure of the city`s Yang Sing Oriental Hotel.

Thirty people were left without jobs when the Yang Sing Oriental was placed into administration on March 2.

But three days later, three reception staff had been given jobs with the luxury serviced apartments company and another five are being interviewed today with a view to being employed by the company.

Will Hannah, managing director of Blue Rainbow Apartments said: “One of our greatest assets is our staff, and we know Yang Sing Oriental felt exactly the same way about theirs. When the news was released on Monday, we were in despair for the talented team who had all lost their jobs. We’re currently in a great position, almost at full capacity every night even in low season, and hiring these experienced individuals is definitely a step in the right direction for us”.

The Yang Sing Oriental Hotel was opened just eight months ago by owner Garry Yeung, but he was forced to close the hotel last Monday after it went into administration.

A message from Yeung on the hotel`s website​ blamed the economic situation for its closure.

He said: "We tried to create the best hotel in Manchester and we really feel that we have succeeded. Everyone who stayed here loved it. Unfortunately, our timing could not have been worse; opening only to suffer a global banking crisis, credit crunch and the worst recession since the 1930s."

Blue Rainbow Apartments were established in Manchester in 2005 and operates 80 serviced apartments in a nine floor building in the Deansgate area of the city.

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