Following the completion of its £500,000 refurbishment project, Marriott Leeds is delighted to announce the appointment of new bar manager, Glen Whitaker, who joins the Marriott team this month.
Whitaker, who has managed bars in Newcastle and Aberdeen, and most recently Revolution, Huddersfield, will take the helm at the new 1871 Bar & Lounge, the first non-Marriott concept bar in any UK Marriott Hotel.
He said: “This is a really exciting time to be joining the team at Marriott Leeds. 1871 Bar and Midtown Grill are both great new spaces, and because 1871 Bar & Lounge is a completely new concept, the team has a huge amount of creative freedom to put our stamp on it and make it our own.
I’m really excited about the ways in which we can do that – 1871 is a high street bar as much as it’s a hotel bar, which is exactly as it should be in such a great location on Boar Lane – but we need to make sure that those two worlds work together properly."