THE hotel chain that owns Holme Lacy House just outside Hereford is advertising hundreds of jobs ahead of reopening on May 17 as lockdown restrictions are eased.

Warner Leisure Hotels is looking for chefs, restaurant and bar teams, housekeepers, gardeners and maintenance workers – on full and part-time contracts – at five of its hotels in England and one in Wales.

Warner, part of the Bourne Leisure group, employs more than 2,500 people and is in The Times Best Big Companies to Work For list.

Ian Gyte, the firm's head of operations and people, said: “We’re so excited to be able to reopen our hotels and are looking for a wealth of talent to join the team.

“Warner is a key employer throughout the UK, and we’re extremely proud to be able to offer jobs to thousands of people up and down the country during what’s been a particularly difficult time for job seekers.

“This year is set to be a really big year for UK holidays with thousands of holidaymakers looking to escape to the great British coast and countryside for a well-deserved break.”

Hotels looking for teams include Holme Lacy House, as well as Thoresby Hall, Nottinghamshire; Alvaston Hall, Cheshire; Nidd Hall, North Yorkshire; Sinah Warren Coastal Hotel, Hampshire, and Bodelwyddan Castle, North Wales.

Team members will receive training, free uniform and personal protection equipment (PPE).

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Holme Lacy House is a grade I-listed mansion was completed in 1674 and was reportedly visited by Charles II, and William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, who held cabinet meetings in the gardens.

Set in 20 acres of gardens in the Wye Valley, Holme Lacy is one of Herefordshire’s treasures.