An interview with Filipe Almeida

What does the partnership between Almarose Hotels and Kew Green Hotels mean for employees?

For those of you that read this blog regularly, you’ll know that we love to celebrate our employees and share with you their stories as their careers progress. We thought it was high time for another! But this time… with a twist.

Filipe Almeida started at Holiday Inn Brighton Sea-Front as a Receptionist in 2014. And last month we bid him a fond… un- farewell…


By now you’ll have seen that Kew Green Hotels have partnered with the brand new hotel management company, Almarose Hotels, in order to support them in tackling this exciting industry! This has been such an exciting journey already and it’s only been a few months; with the most exciting part being the teams and relationships forming between the two companies. Working, as what we can only describe as, hand-in-hand has not only been a brilliant developmental project, but it has opened up opportunities for progression cross-portfolio.


“I’m shy but ambitious”, Filipe told us; which is why it’s not hard to imagine why, after working up from Receptionist to Front of House Manager in just 4 and a half years, he was keeping his eyes peeled for the next step in his venture. The strong and ever-growing relationship between Kew Green Hotels and Almarose Hotels managed to offer Filipe an irresistible opportunity… to join Almarose Hotels at their stunning Norton Park Hotel as Conference & Events Operations Manager.

When we spoke with Filipe about his time spent at Holiday Inn Brighton Sea-Front, he couldn’t praise his Operations Manager, Gints Skieris, enough. He told us that is was Gints and Kew Green’s training that has pushed him to where he is today. He has been inspired to be a manager who is “always coaching” and he will be taking everything that he learned with him to Almarose Hotels.


Would you like one bit of advice from a successful hospitality manager? “If you don’t share, things won’t progress”


If you’re interested in working within a growing business that is renowned for developing and progressing its employees, get in touch with Charley on talent.resourcing@kewgreen.co.uk.