Independent family-owned coach holiday group, Daish’s Holidays, has announced the appointment of Dan Gates as general manager at the Bournemouth Sands Hotel based on West Cliff in Bournemouth.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the hotel and hospitality industry, Dan returns to Daish’s Holidays having had a year away from the company. Originally joining Daish’s in 2010 as bartender and night porter, Dan progressed through the ranks of the hotel to become assistant manager in 2014 at the Bournemouth Sands Hotel. In his new role, Dan will head a 33-strong team at the 76-room Bournemouth Sands Hotel and his main responsibilities will include overseeing all aspects of the hotel operations including guest services, front desk, housekeeping, maintenance, catering, as well as recruitment and training.

Dan says: “Coming back to Daish’s Holidays is exciting for me. I missed the hotel, guests, staff, and management in the year I was away and I’m very pleased that I have been given the opportunity to manage the Bournemouth Sands Hotel. I enjoy working for Daish’s Holidays because I love seeing many guests return time and time again and make my job a real pleasure. As a hotel earning a TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award for the eighth year running, I am very much looking forward to continuing to provide the best possible service and facilities to guests staying at the hotel.”

Paul Harper, commercial director at Daish’s Holidays, adds: “We’re really pleased to welcome Dan back to the company in his new role as general manager. His wealth of experience in the hospitality industry and passion for excellent service will ensure that the Bournemouth Sands Hotels exceeds our guests' expectations at every level. Dan will be an asset to the hotel and our team.”

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