An employee of Radisson Blu Edinburgh, a leading 4-star hotel on the historic Royal Mile has been recognised for her commercial success and acumen in one of the UK hotel industry’s top annual awards.
Rachel Perry, who since October 2013 has been part of the management team at the 238-bedroom Radisson Blu Edinburgh and is currently Revenue Development Manager, was named Revenue Manager of the Year at the annual Hotel CATEYS 2017, held at the Park Plaza in Westminster, London on Friday night (24 November).
Perry was the only Scotland based candidate of the five shortlisted in her category and one of a handful from Scotland shortlisted across all 18 award categories. Over 650 guests attended the glittering ceremony at which comedian Sara Pascoe presented the awards.
Perry, who couldn’t attend the ceremony due to being on honeymoon in Japan, said after being informed of her win: “I can’t believe it. I am so pleased as I know how tough it is to win a CATEY. I’m thrilled and also for my team.”
Richard Mayne, Cluster General Manager for Radisson Blu Edinburgh and G&V Edinburgh, collected Rachel’s award on her behalf. He commented: “Over the past 18 months, Radisson Blu Edinburgh has continued to achieve very positive growth, a fact that as Cluster General Manager I partly attribute to the professionalism and outstanding performance of Rachel (Perry).
“The judges were clearly impressed by Rachel’s commercial performance and ability to innovate, develop her team and to go that extra mile for guests. Her CATEY is well deserved.”