Nigel Joyce started the company in October 2007 after leaving a senior management position with a large UK based hotel company whom operated over 15,000 rooms in over 100 hotels. He chose to work with smaller groups and private investors where his skills, knowledge and experience is second to none. He is especially good at enhancing asset value by identifying opportunities others do not see in his space planning. Nigel is a strong team leader who is adaptable to change and changing environments, his experience is varied and below are some highlights of his career.
He has worked on large developments in Germany, Holland, France, Morocco and Antigua.
Asset manages Focus Hotels Management Ltd portfolio of hotels which involves:
Nigel is currently working on the feasibility of 3 new developments as well as refurbishment works for another small group.
He managed the rebranding of the Ramada Hotel Bristol to a Hilton Doubletree – This project was managed on behalf of Focus and Aviva, the owners of the hotel. This project was handed over on time and on budget and it has been so successful Aviva have now invested further funds to create a new state of the art meeting centre in what used to be a redundant space in the hotel and they will create a further 5 additional bedrooms.
Nigel has managed the full design and construction of the following areas within the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Hyde Park London:
He managed the design and refurbishment of the guest rooms, lobby and guest lounge at the Intercontinental Hotel Park Lane.
At Shaza Hotels Nigel worked in the conceptual design team to create a new 5 star chain with specific responsibility for the design management of their hotel in Marrakech.
Nigel managed the rebranding of Moat House Hotel Group to Holiday Inns, Crowne Plazas and Best Westerns. This involved the refurbishment of 5500 bedrooms, bathrooms and public areas in 19 hotels over a period of 11months. The project cost £36m and Nigel ensured all property brand standards were completed and dispensations, where requested, were fully documented and agreed.
He managed the design and construction of 2 office blocks, one 15,000sq ft and the other 26,000sq ft.
Managed the design, planning approval within the boundary of existing owned sites and construction of 15 Hotel Fitness Clubs and Spas over a 24 month period.
Implemented a structured/contracted preventative maintenance regime for all major plant and equipment for a 110 hotel group – this had the impact of reducing emergency callout charges, provided more reliable plant thus reducing refunds to dissatisfied customers.
Consolidated 110 individual supply contracts into group supply contracts for telecoms, laundry, gas, electricity and netted savings for the group in excess of £4m.
Implemented a procurement structure not adopted in the hotel industry. This drove down costs, improved service from suppliers and thus enabled concise future budget planning for the business with strategic partners.
Nigel has also been responsible for Tender, Negotiation and Management of Group maintenance contracts for;