Paul Grantley joined the group as General Manager at The Esplanade Hotel, Scarborough in April 2018. Paul’s career started during his time at catering college when he worked as a waiter at the iconic Royal Hotel in Hull, within six months he had been promoted to Conferencing and Banqueting Head Waiter and his career path was set.
Paul has gained a huge amount of experience across the country working for brands including Choice Hotels Europe, Ibis, Premier Inn and Marriot. He obtained his first General Manager position at Corus Hotels, running the St James Hotel, Grimsby. Within this role, Paul supported some of the groups larger properties including the Elstree in Edwarebury. Following his time with Corus Hotels, Paul went on to enjoy time managing the Ramada and Holiday Inn Express in Wakefield before taking up the current management position with WHISPER Hotels.
If you ever share a car across the Humber Bridge with Paul he will enjoy recounting to you the time he accompanied his father to work on the building site for the bridge and was allowed to press a button that worked the mechanics to controlling the main suspension wires – the significance of which was rather lost on his six year old self.