UK: Hand Picked Hotels has increased the hourly pay of its staff by £3 across the group’s 21 hotels throughout the UK and the Channel Islands.
The pay increase has been given to support staff during the cost of living crisis. At the lower pay levels, the raise is equivalent to 30 per cent increase.
Julia Hands chairman and CEO at Hand Picked Hotels, said: “To help our staff through the cost of living crisis we have given each and every employee a pay increase of £3 per hour which is also in recognition of their amazing efforts in working so diligently to welcome back our guests as we reopened when Covid restrictions were lifted. Alongside the pay rise we will invest even more in training for our people.
“The hospitality industry requires highly skilled and well trained staff at all levels in order to provide the very best guest experience. This is not a low skilled industry but a highly skilled industry. Our ambition is to grow and develop future leaders of the industry. This pay increase is about us, a family-owned family of hotels looking after our family of colleagues who are at the very heart of what Hand Picked does.”
Hand Picked Hotels has five properties in the Channel Islands, one in Scotland, and 15 across England. Last year, the group acquired three hotels in the Channel Islands: Fermain Valley and Ziggurat hotels in Guernsey, and The Braye Beach Hotel in Alderney.