Vista Hotels welcomes new Commercial Director

12th January 2012


Vista Hotel Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Coates as the new Commercial Director replacing Yvonne Scott as the head of hotels, who has now left the company.

Tim will lead the head office and general management teams at the Fermain Valley, Le Chalet and Sunnycroft Hotels in Guernsey, and Braye Beach Hotel and Divers in Alderney.

After gaining a degree in Business Administration at Plymouth University, Tim returned to the island to work for Wallace Barnaby, then one of the leading advertising agencies.  Here he gained over two years of valuable account management experience in advertising and marketing before deciding to undertake an MBA at Bath University. On returning to Guernsey he joined KPMG for four years, where he obtained his ACA qualification. Prior to joining Vista Hotels, Tim was employed in a business development capacity at Schroders Private Banking at their offices in Guernsey.

Derek Coates, Chairman of Vista Hotel Group says: ‘I believe that Tim has all the right skills to lead the hotel group, which already has an established, professional management team. He has the ideal mix of experience and qualifications combined with the energy and enthusiasm to drive the business forward into the future.”

Tim said:  ‘I am delighted to have been given this opportunity to build on the present success of Vista Hotels both in Guernsey and Alderney.  I’m thrilled to be working with such a strong management team in an already thriving business.  It is a very exciting time to be joining the company while it is actively investing in further new hotel developments.”

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