Hotel staff get 14 per cent pay rise as cost of living soars - The Leamington Observer
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16th Aug, 2022

Hotel staff get 14 per cent pay rise as cost of living soars

STAFF at two South Warwickshire hotels have given a pay rise of up to 14 per cent in response to the rising cost-of-living crisis and recruitment challenges.

The Eden Hotel Collection has announced the second of two rises within the space of six months, amounting to the most significant increases to staff pay it has ever given which has boosted pay for more than 350 staff across the country and has also been weighted to support those at the lower end of the pay scale.

The company – which owns The Arden Hotel in Stratford and Mallory Court Hotel in Leamington – said the increases had been made to recognise rising cost-of-living as inflation in the UK hit the highest level for 40 years, and to help keep pay competitive at a time of national recruitment difficulties within the hospitality sector.

A new Employee Wellbeing Strategy is also being launched by the company in August which will include information sessions as well as a very broad focus on employee brand and experience for its staff, with the first focused on financial wellbeing to support on cost-of-living challenges.

Group managing director Mark Chambers said: “As an industry we’ve all been through an immense pressure in the past couple of years but as we now emerge out of the pandemic, rising cost-of-living is unfortunately placing a new burden on our workforce.

“Our staff are at the foundation of everything we do and we therefore felt it important to offer a competitive pay which recognises the rising cost-of-living and impact on daily life – from petrol to energy and food prices – as well as looking at what initiatives we can offer to support our staff.”

The Eden Hotel group also has properties in in Cheltenham, Kidderminster and Devon.

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