Exciting Changes in Plymouth with a Brand-New Management Team
Future Inn Plymouth is excited to announce that we have appointed a new management team that will take your experience to a new level. With their wealth of experience in the hospitality industry, they are ready to take on the challenge.
It is well known that the hospitality sector is still adapting and changing, especially in the years since COVID-19. The industry as a whole needs help to recruit and keep quality candidates. Even though it remains a challenge, this isn't true at Future Inn Plymouth. A new management team has been appointed, and exciting changes are underway.
Left to right; Sam Wright, Andy Byles and Ben Ward
Andy's new role as Hotel Manager will see him oversee all operations and manage the team daily. Andy comes from a rich background in management, making him the perfect fit for this role. Andy has been the Sales Manager at Future Inn Plymouth for the last five years.
During the pandemic, the hotel became a hub for key workers. The hotel's proximity to Derriford Hospital – 1.3 miles away - meant we could support those who needed to be close to their loved ones and key workers. During this time, Andy was given a unique understanding of the hotel and often had to diversify by working in the restaurant or housekeeping. Because of this commitment, the hotel was awarded in the Face of Adversity Special Award at the Plymouth Live Business Awards.
Commercial Director of Future Inns UK, Graham Stockman, said, "Andy's promotion to Hotel Manager reflects his dedication, leadership and contribution to our continued success. Having witnessed his significant role in the hotel's journey over the years, I am confident that Andy's vision and the rest of our exceptional management team will further enhance our guest's experience."
Andy added, "I'm thrilled to take on this new role as Hotel Manager of Future Inn Plymouth. With a passionate team by my side, we can create a memorable experience for those visiting the area and local residents joining our exciting events or dining in Fishbone Restaurant. Hospitality is not just about providing services; it's about forging connections. Plymouth has a beautiful and unique history; I look forward to welcoming guests here and encouraging them to explore all that's on offer."
Ben, a graduate of Plymouth University studying Tourism and Travel Management, is also no stranger to Future Inns. He was previously the Reservations Manager, managing hotel room bookings, large events and tour groups. He has over ten years of experience working in hospitality.
In his new role, he will oversee the hotel's sales and develop strategies to propel the hotel forward as a leader in the market. He is working on identifying new business opportunities and ensuring that the hotel's offering continues to meet guests' needs, whether visiting for business or leisure.
Ben said, "I'm honoured to work alongside an incredible, talented team of like-minded individuals, all working to elevate the culture and experience of Future Inn Plymouth. As well as re-engaging with the local business community, I'm excited to create a calendar of events and develop the award-winning wedding packages."
Sam is no stranger to Plymouth, having grown up in the area, studying at the former Plymouth College of Further Education. By age 18, she was already holding the Head Chef role at a leading Cornish restaurant. Furthering her cooking knowledge and kitchen management, she has worked in Germany, moved to the Channel Islands to work for the States of Jersey Prison Service, and ran her own catering company cooking for billionaires, dignitaries and celebrities.
Sam said, "It's exciting to be back in the kitchen in my hometown. I want guests to receive great service in lovely surroundings and have some pleasant surprises too. With the changes implemented so far, I'm looking forward to the exciting opportunities in Fishbone Restaurant, and I want to maintain a high standard of hospitality and customer service."
"Alongside this, I enjoy the challenge of catering big banqueting events, and it's thrilling that I'll get to do this for private dinners, award ceremonies, weddings and Christmas parties at Future Inns. I've done some fantastic things in my career, and I look forward to putting my stamp on this Head Chef position."
A new menu has already been launched for Fishbone Restaurant. Be sure to check out the 5 Must-Try Dishes. Other changes include serving Sunday lunch all day, with a choice of succulent meats, golden crispy roast potatoes, seasonal freshly steamed vegetables, a giant homemade Yorkshire pudding and lashings of real gravy.
New Dishes on the Fishbone Restaurant Menu
The Plymouth hotel features 143 spacious, air-conditioned en-suite bedrooms suitable for families, couples, groups or business travellers. Perks include a Plymouth hotel with free parking and free WiFi and a complimentary robe and slippers in your room, a bike rack, bike storage and cycle mats for your bedroom. Plus, home away from home services like our guest laundry room, ice buckets, ice machine, which you can help yourself to, and a small exercise room.
Rooms start from £67 per room per night. Plus, under 12s stay for free. For additional benefits, you can join the Future Inns hotel loyalty program. You get a complimentary drink voucher to redeem in the bar every time you stay and a member's discount rate. It's also completely free to join!
The hotel is just 4 miles from Plymouth City Centre, with easy access from the M5, A38, A386 and A374, the ideal location to explore Plymouth. The hotel is just 15 minutes from Plymouth Train Station, and various buses stop outside the hotel.
Bedrooms at Future Inn Plymouth
Fishbone Bar & Restaurant, housed within Future Inn Plymouth, serves excellent British food with delicious fresh fish dishes. Our restaurant in Plymouth uses the finest locally sourced ingredients presented in an informal, relaxed manner, offering fresh, homemade food all day. Start the day with breakfast, or if you miss that, enjoy brunch. As well as lunch, afternoon tea, evening a-la-carte menus, and traditional roasts on Sunday.
There are a lot of choices to get your taste buds tingling with options to suit all diets, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free. Dishes are homemade, using local produce and fresh ingredients. Under 5's eat for free with a paying adult.
You'll be spoilt for choice on our drink’s menu, which offers well-known brands and famous local producers. Our Devon and Cornwall drink selection includes Atlantic IPA, Offshore, Tarquins Gin and Plymouth Gin. As well as a range of cocktails, mocktails and soft drinks.
Future Inn Plymouth is superbly equipped to host your next meeting or conference. We offer eight meeting rooms, ranging in capacity up to 300 delegates. Our meeting rooms feature ground-floor access, free WiFi, data projection, flipcharts and pens, temperature control and blackout facilities. Various flexible delegate packages are available, from room hire to half-day, full-day and even hotel residential options.
Throughout the year, there are special events. Previous themes have included Motown or 80s nights, princess parties for children and, of course, Christmas parties. The event suites are also suitable for birthday parties, anniversary dinners and baby showers and hen parties.
As a versatile wedding venue, big days can be personal, private and exclusive from 2 to 120 guests. Weddings can be booked throughout the year on weekdays, weekends and bank holidays. Our wedding celebration packages include everything you'll need for the big day.