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Jurys Inn Derby Kicks Off With Derby County Football Club Partnership
submited Fri 19 Jun, 2009
The highly anticipated Jurys Inn Derby hotel
opens today, creating 80 jobs for local people and kicking off its community partnership programme by sponsoring the Derby County Football Club which celebrates its 125 year anniversary this month.
Just a five minute drive from Derby train station and a two minute walk from Derby Cathedral, the 213-bedroom Jurys Inn Derby with five dedicated conference rooms aims to become an important partner to local businesses and work closely with the local community. Jurys Inns’ strategic development partner, McAleer and Rushe, have invested £20 million in the hotel launch.
The opening of the hotel has given a huge boost to employment in the area following a successful recruitment drive with Derby Jobcentre Plus which saw 23 local people hired. A further 57 jobs have also been created.
Jurys Inn Derby is sponsoring the Derby County Football Club beginning August 1st for one season. The sponsorship is part of the hotel’s community partnership programme which will focus on developing partnerships with local charities and businesses to support Derby. The football club was an obvious first choice for the programme because many of the hotel’s staff are strong supporters of the team and have been for many years. Jurys Inn Derby will also work closely with the club to ensure out of town visitors who are attending matches will be given a warm welcome to the city.
Rachel Strange, General Manager of Juys Inn Derby comments:
“We’re very excited to be welcoming the first guests to Jurys Inn Derby today. We have a great team of staff on board and are very proud that most of them are local Derby people. We are all committed to offering the award winning welcome which Jurys Inns is known for and hope the hotel will become a central part of the Derby community. We look forward to working with local businesses and people and are very excited about our partnership with the Derby County Football Club.”
Tom Glick, President and Chief Executive of Derby County comments:
“It is exciting for Derby to have the Jurys Inns hotel in the heart of the city and we are delighted to be partnering with them to help engage both our corporate and general fan base. Jurys Inn Derby will become a proud partner of the football club.”
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