Published on : Friday, October 6, 2017
Tracy Harrison has joined the hotel – a Grade II listed, 155 bedroom and suite grande-dame set just outside York’s historic roman walls – from Macdonald Hotels and Resorts where she held the position of Regional Managing Director.
Tracy Harrison previously worked for five years at the Malmaison & Hotel du Vin Group where she held the positions of Housekeeping Manager and Deputy General Manager at Malmaison Birmingham and subsequently General Manager at Malmaison Reading, receiving the award of General Manager of the Year in 2010.
Tracy Harrison has also held the management roles at a number of hotel groups, including Village Urban Resorts and Marriott Hotels & Resorts.
The appointment of Tracy Harrison marks a return to her childhood home of York where she grew up and, at the age of 15,when she introduced herself in travel and hospitality business with a weekend job at Swallows Hotel.
In a career-defining role, Tracy Harrison was made Housekeeping Deputy Manager at the age of 17, leading a team of 20 staff.
Originally The Station Hotel, The Principal York opened on its current site in 1878 and features an impressive Italianate facade of Scarborough brick and Tadcaster stone. It is situated adjacent to York station.
The Principal York can be accessed straight from the platform as well as by a short driveway to the front of the building. The hotel, once a stopover for Queen Victoria en route to Balmoral Castle, can now be reached in less than two hours by train from London’s King’s Cross Station.