Meredith has over 25 years of experience within the hospitality industry. Meredith was educated in Hathersage and High Peak Hotel School, Derbyshire and a graduate of University of Wales, Cardiff. Meredith spent his formative years working with Canadian Pacific Hotels in Alberta; Lonrho Hotels Africa and with Metropole and Stakis Hotels in the UK before joining Hilton UK & Ireland as a GM in 2002. Working closely with Hilton Worldwide and its key partners, Meredith has held nine positions of General Manager-ship in the past 14 years including four opening GM positions (two in Europe), one repositioning and one de-branding; as well as Director of Operations in the largest conference and banqueting Hotel in Europe.
Meredith's accolades include Best Employer in Hospitality 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 (Nominee and finalist) and Winner in 2012 and 2013. He was the Director of Operations of the year for Hilton Worldwide in 2011 (Metro Hotels section), Finalist of the Irish Hospitality Institute, Manager of the year, 2007. He remains a member of BHA and the Institute of Hospitality.
Community plays a very important role within Meredith’s world and activities within and outside the hotel reflects this. The Hilton T5 is first hotel in the UK run the Project SEARCH programme. It is a programme that helps young adult school leavers to learn new skills and assist them into mainstream employment. Other roles include coaching the Reading Rugby Football Club Mini’s section, Vice-Chair of Governors for Slough & Eton College & Chairman of the Heathrow Hoteliers Association.
Meredith's foundation of success within the hospitality sector emanates from the simple formula. Excellent customer service, set within a focus and happy culture of efficient productivity will reap benefits for all stakeholders. Simply put, “you are only as good as the last bedroom you provided or the last coffee you served.”