One Day With – Warren Elliott, Head of Marketing & Communications, Elite Hotels
Warren Elliott has worked in the hospitality industry for over 12 years, and currently represents Elite Hotels as their head of marketing & communications. Elite Hotels consists of Ashdown Park, The Grand Hotel in Eastbourne, Tylney Hall and Luton Hoo – all offering quintessentially English service and hospitality in breath-taking surroundings.
What’s the best thing about your job?
Representing four stunning venues and working with some great people.
What is the most random thing on your desk?
A Yoda bobble-head.
What is the best piece of advice you have received?
Always do your best, don’t tackle things half-hearted. You can have no regrets if you put your all into something, whatever the outcome.
What’s your ‘to-do’ list looking like today?
A project meeting for a couple of exciting marketing initiatives in the pipeline, catching up with the team after a few days out of the office and making a start on monthly reporting.
What part of your day do you look forward to the most?
I look forward to that ever illusive time in the day when my e-mail inbox is under control and all my attention can go on my to-do-list.
Who is your role model?
My Dad. Clichéd but true.
Where do you go to get away from it all and unwind?
The coast or a nice country park with my family.
Favourite destination you’ve ever visited?
I love the sights, sounds and smells of New York City!
What was the last book you read?
How to be a footballer, Peter Crouch’s autobiography. Light-heartedly lifting the lid on life as a professional footballer – and it sounds every bit as fun as the teenage me would’ve dreamt of!
What’s your favourite motivational song to start the day?
I might need a playlist – some 80’s cheese, classic hip-hop and a smattering of Britpop should set me up for the day!
If you could steal someone’s job for a day, who’s would you choose?
Something creative: a day as an author, artist or musician would be fascinating.