Lancashire Times
A Voice of the Free Press
Phil Hopkins
Group Travel Editor & Theatre Correspondent
12:00 AM 11th October 2023

Daish’s Holidays Strengthens Scarborough Management Team

Viktoria left and Mollie right with Joe Devassy.
Viktoria left and Mollie right with Joe Devassy.
Independent family-owned coach holiday group, Daish’s Holidays has strengthened the management team at its Esplanade Hotel in Scarborough with three new appointments.

The new recruits have more than 40 years’ hospitality experience between them, including global experience in Egypt, Italy and India. Joe Devassy joins as general manager and will oversee a 36-strong team at the 73-bed hotel. His main responsibilities include overseeing guest services, housekeeping, maintenance and managing cost control.

Viktoria Stankova has been appointed as assistant manager and will work alongside Joe to ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the hotel. She will assist with staff rotas, training, and with supervising the bar, restaurant and kitchen departments.

Mollie Sanderson has been appointed as duty manager and her responsibilities include room allocation, guest arrivals and departures, and day tours.

Joe says: “I’m really pleased to have been given the opportunity to head the Esplanade Hotel as general manager. I have a passion for hospitality and am excited to ensure that the hotel is among the top names in the hospitality industry in Scarborough. It’s great to work with a respected local employer, and I look forward to ensuring the best possible service for our guests.”

Paul Harper, commercial director at Daish’s Holidays, says: “We would like to congratulate Joe, Viktoria, and Mollie on their new roles at Daish’s. Their hard work, skills and experience in the hospitality industry is fantastic to see and I’m in no doubt that they will deliver a first-rate service to all guests staying at The Esplanade.”

Daish’s Holidays operate 12 hotels in 10 popular tourist destinations across England and Wales, offering value for money holidays and day trips for couples or groups, with the choice between coach drive or self-drive. Each hotel offers day trips to local excursions and activities which can be booked at the hotel reception. Children enjoy free holidays or discounted prices depending on age.

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