About Hotel de Vie
Hotel de Vie was launched in 2007. The brainchild of two successful business managers (Roger and Jim).
Although the hotel was developed without any direct previous experience (of running a hotel), it was based on what they felt would be liked by their guests, from their own experiences at hotels from around the world.
Various consultants and advisors were brought in throughout the process (including Jason), and after six months of dedicated renovation, the hotel opened its doors in early September 2007.
Although the hotel was originally targeted at the leisure travellers' market, it was soon realised that business guests wanted somewhere like this to stay too.
For business travellers tired of the monotony of the major chains, Hotel de Vie offers a more tailored approach. Guests are treated as individuals (often by first name) rather than just 'another room number'.
A good 85% of our guests during the week, are staying with us whilst on business in the area. Many of our business guests are now such regular visitors to us that when we're full:. they re-arrange their meetings for another day so they can stay with us rather than anywhere else!
It was a busy first year of trading, with word of mouth spreading quickly through friends and colleagues of our guests.
The recession affected guest levels slightly, but maintained a steady occupancy throughout the period.
Jason stayed here again as a guest in late December 2009, and loved it so much, when the opportunity became available he bought the business in August 2010.
Roger and Jim still maintain their position as landlords. However, Jason now holds a business lease for Hotel de Vie, and continues to build upon the excellent work already carried out (i.e. we've now reached #1 in the area).
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