Seymour Hotels invests GBP 5 million in infrastructure review

The Merton Hotel

Jersey based hotel group Seymour Hotels has announced it has completed a recent investment programme, providing it with funds of GBP 5 million (USD 6,478,825) to prepare for the Channel Island’s main summer season, a move the company believes is a signal of the healthy state of Jersey’s tourism industry.

Funds from the impressive investment will go to upgrading the infrastructure of all of the Seymour Hotel’s properties, including The Merton Hotel; Merton Suites; Pomme d’Or Hotel and The Greenhills Country House Hotel. Specifically, GBP 2.3m has been earmarked for the move from steam to low temperature hot water systems at the Merton Hotel, providing significant environmental and economic savings.

Along with the switch from gas and steam to electric induction appliances in all kitchens, improving health and safety, as well as reducing overheads; Seymour has also revealed it will be implementing a nose-to-tail review of the groups IT network, inclusive of the reservations, guest billing and EPOS system.

Once installed the new IT infrastructure will provide real time rates and sales data making the group more accessible to traditional and online sales channels.

“Seymour Hotels has been committed to Jersey’s tourism industry for almost 100 years”

Commenting on the investment programme, managing director David Seymour said: “Seymour Hotels has been committed to Jersey’s tourism industry for almost 100 years with five generations of the Seymour family working in the business. This is a significant investment of our group resources into this important pillar of Jersey’s economy.”

(L to R) David Donoghue, group maintenance manager and David Seymour managing director

“We provide leisure facilities that both residents and visitors continue to enjoy year-round with no grant support from Government. Our winter investment programme reinforces the confidence we have in Jersey’s tourism industry and reflects our commitment to the environment through energy savings and cutting-edge technology solutions.”

As a result, we can continue to meet and exceed customer requests in an increasingly demanding market. We are now in a position to respond to all market opportunities efficiently and effectively for the benefit of both our business and the Island as a whole.” Seymour added.

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