Nigel Atkinson MIH

Associate Director – Development Consultant

Nigel started his operational career in hotels back in 1978 working for several well recognised UK brands to include Whitbread PLC, Trust House Forte and Stakis Hotels & Resorts.

Over the past 15 years Nigel has focused on the operational development and successful ‘pre-opening and on-boarding’ of numerous hotel development projects across the UK working closely with branded and independent stakeholders.

Nigel takes pride in having been involved in the detail of much of the decision-making of hotel operational development projects to bring alive some 33 openings in addition to concepting and project managing numerous refurbishments and extensions.

Nigel’s role within Legacy Hotels & Resorts is very much to be part of and liaise with the design team pre-construction to ensure that the design decisions taken are optimal for the requirements of the original project feasibility, chosen brand requirements (where applicable), the approved development cost budget ensuring a successful pre-opening and launch of the hotel.

In recent years Nigel has led and delivered projects such as: Staybridge Suites – Birmingham City Centre – 189 Rooms; Ramada Encore Hotel – Luton Airport – 124 Rooms; Holiday Inn Express – Yardley Birmingham – 83 Rooms; Shore View Hotel – Eastbourne – 112 Rooms; Heywood House Hotel – Liverpool – 35 Rooms; Lansdowne Hotel – Croydon – 44 Bedrooms; Park Regis Hotel – Birmingham – 253 Rooms.