Hi, my name is Colin Rice and I am the Group Facilities & Risk Manager at Splendid Hospitality Group.
I am originally from Chester in the North West of England. I play drums and recorded and performed in rock bands whilst also serving my engineering apprenticeship with British Steel, prior to moving to London in the mid-1990s to read Music and Art, BA (Hons) at Brunel University.
After graduating I saw a job ad for a Part time role at the Master Robert Hotel (recently, demolished to make way for a new hotel to be built). Since July 2000, when I joined the Splendid Family I have lead various new build/hotel openings as a General Manager, such as the Vanbrugh House Hotel in Oxford. I also won IHG Newcomer of the Year and Quality Excellence Awards. I have played a supporting role in the transition of the Hilton Plaza to the Holiday Inn London - Wembley and the rebranding of the Intercontinental Westminster to Conrad St James.
More recently, I was the Group Controls & Compliance Manager at SHG. Prior to taking on the Role of Group Facilities & Risk Manager in June 2017. I am also an active member on SHG’s Operations Board, the Risk Committee and Development Board.
Right from the time of joining the Splendid Family until today, I have always been provided with opportunity to learn and develop with a career path that matches my ambition. The Splendid Family truly care and want everyone to challenge themselves and others to get better every day.
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