New Jobs Created Following Hotel Expansion

News Release

15th February 2013

Following The Old Palace’s expansion to incorporate the former St Michael on the Mount Church, the hotel and conference venue is recruiting five more staff to cope with an increase in bookings.

The Old Palace first opened as a boutique-style hotel in March last year offering luxurious accommodation in the heart of Lincoln’s historic Cathedral Quarter.

In July 2012 the adjacent former Victorian church, which has been renamed The Old Palace Lodge, was sympathetically refurbished providing a further 16 stunning bedrooms including a spacious honeymoon suite.

The expansion has created three new jobs for a reception supervisor, conference and banqueting supervisor and a sous chef. The hotel is also looking to take on two front of house assistants.

Manager Sonja Brockman explained: “Previously the rooms at The Old Palace were only available for hire as part of our wedding or conference packages but since we started operating as a hotel we’ve seen a significant increase in bookings.

“Although we’re in a very competitive marketplace The Old Palace is one of only two hotels In Lincolnshire chosen to be included in the 2013 Conde Nast Johansens Recommended Small Hotels, Inns & Restaurants Guide which helps us to stand out from the crowd.

“Alongside the bedrooms we’re also really lucky to have a suite of elegant and sophisticated function rooms which lend themselves to meetings, conferences and weddings as well as beautiful landscaped gardens and of course fantastic views of Lincoln Cathedral and the city below.”

The Old Palace is a traditional hotel where the comfort of its guests always comes first and prides itself on offering a highly personalised service.

The ideal candidates will have relevant previous experience, a passion for providing excellent customer service and a desire to exceed expectations.

The deadline for applications for the sous chef vacancy is 10am on 4th March while for the reception supervisor, conference and banqueting supervisor and front of house assistant positions its 10am on 11th March.

For further information and to download an application pack please visit www.theoldpalace.org and click on Job Vacancies on the About Us page.

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Notes to Editors

  • The Old Palace was built next to the site of the Lincoln Medieval Bishops’ Palace, which was the administrative centre of the largest diocese in medieval England, in three phases between 1720 and 1885.
  • The ruins of the Medieval Bishops’ Palace are separate from The Old Palace itself and are managed by English Heritage on a guardianship lease from the Diocese of Lincoln.
  • Once home to the Bishop of Lincoln, The Old Palace is now a luxury hotel and conference centre offering 32 beautifully decorated rooms in the main building and in the adjacent Old Palace Lodge – a former Victorian church which has been newly converted.

Kate Strawson
Shooting Star PR
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Previously the rooms at The Old Palace were only available for hire as part of our wedding or conference packages but since we started operating as a hotel we’ve seen a significant increase in bookings.
The Old Palace Manager Sonja Brockman