Meet Lucy, our Hotel Operations Manager for Holiday Inn Express Newcastle City Centre.

Which hotel or team do you work in? How long have you been with Atlas?

I have been with the Atlas family for 4 years, starting in 2019 at Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport and moving to Holiday Inn Express Newcastle City Centre in 2022

What’s an interesting fact about yourself?

I used to captain the girl’s rugby team in school and also performed in several musicals including Les Mis where I played Madame Thenardier!

What was your first-ever job?

Kitchen Porter in a small cafe bar. The chefs used to have food fights which I would have to clean up and it made me appreciate all service workers, not just the Front of House!

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

When hiring new employees, hire those who you wouldn’t mind having over for dinner.

What is your top-tier snack?

Giant Cheesy Wotsits. Or salt and vinegar crisps dipped in coke – don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!

Excellent employee benefits worldwide! £15 employee rate plus 50% off f&b! Amazing people.

Who has been your biggest influence?

Freddie Mercury – I LOVED Queen growing up, and Freddie Mercury was always unapologetically himself and didn’t have time for those who didn’t have his back!

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