One among Stoke-on-Trent’s best-known lodges is about to reopen – after being snapped up by new homeowners.
The family-run Tollgate Hotel, in Blurton, had celebrated its 40th year in enterprise in 2019.
However the Ripon Highway venue didn’t reopen following the tip of the primary nationwide coronavirus lockdown final summer time and it has remained closed ever since.
Now a deal has been struck over its future and the brand new homeowners had been handed the keys yesterday.
A recruitment drive is now underway because it seems to reopen inside weeks.
Positions up for grabs embody:
- Resort obligation managers who would be the ‘face of the enterprise’ and the ‘key level of contact’. Recruits can be paid between £7.50 to £9 an hour;
- A chef who will obtain from £9 an hour;
- Resort receptionists to work as much as 30 hours every week;
- Bar workers to kwork as much as 25 hours every week;
- An evening porter paid as much as £8.91 an hour.
In a Fb submit to clients, the brand new homeowners mentioned: “We’ve got taken over as the brand new homeowners of the Tollgate Resort.
“We’ve got a busy couple of weeks forward of us getting every little thing arrange, from telephone strains to reserving methods and right down to the enjoyable a part of what merchandise to promote on the bar.
“Most significantly we want the fitting group with us prepared for the relaunch within the subsequent few weeks.
“For those who labored right here earlier than lockdown kicked in and also you’d like a dialog with us please be at liberty to drop us a message.
“We sit up for welcoming everybody again to the Tollgate Resort within the subsequent few weeks.”
One of many job adverts states: “The Tollgate Resort is below new possession and we are actually recruiting a model new group prepared for the relaunch over the following three to 4 weeks.”
The Tollgate Resort had been within the Oldfield household for greater than 40 years when Adrian’s father, Geoff Oldfield, constructed the squash courts on the positioning of the Ripon Highway venue in 1979 as a result of he was continually having to attend for a court docket at his native membership.
In the present day the resort boasts 27 resort rooms, a sports activities bar, operate rooms, a health club and a dance studio in addition to devoted areas for squash, snooker and hair and sweetness.
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