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Matt Loughrey has been appointed to lead the team at Radisson Blu Hotel, Birmingham, bringing a wealth of experience and local knowledge to the role.

Named as Birmingham's Young Achiever 2018, Matt’s most recent position was General Manager at Sketchley Grange Hotel, Spa & Conference Centre, Hinckley. Previously, he was Head of Operations at Edgbaston Park Hotel & Conference Centre and he has held several hotel leadership roles with Marriott, Hilton, Interstate and Q-Hotels.   

Matt has led hotels to success, winning awards such as Best Hotel at the Midlands Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards while at Genting Hotel, and Greater Birmingham's Chamber of Commerce's Contribution to the Community Award 2022 for community efforts at Edgbaston Park.

“As a proud Brummie, I have seen the growth of Radisson Blu Hotel, Birmingham from its initial construction to where it is today”, said Matt.

“I am extremely honoured to have been appointed General Manager of such an iconic building, instantly recognisable as part of Birmingham's skyline, and renowned for quality service, first-class facilities and a well-respected team. 

“The hotel is a great asset for the city, and we intend on playing a big role in future projects and initiatives, being a force for good in our local area, and proudly representing the Radisson brand.” 

Matt is a passionate ambassador for The Burnt Chef Project, a social enterprise focused on removing the stigma around mental health in the hospitality industry. He also founded Walk & Talk Midlands - a men's mental health support group, which organises walks throughout the year to get active, get talking and to generally offer support. 

With an enviable city centre location, Radisson Blu Hotel, Birmingham offers 211 rooms and suites featuring sophisticated, contemporary décor and floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning city views, also seen from the hotel’s 18th floor fitness centre.

Guests can experience a unique twist on the classic British brasserie in the hotel’s Collage restaurant, or relax and enjoy a cocktail or beer in the Lobby bar.