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pentahotels Appoints Zsolt Jakri as General Manager of pentahotel Inverness

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, DE. August 21, 2017 - pentahotels, the neighbourhood lifestyle hotel group, is announcing the appointment of Zsolt Jakri as General Manager of pentahotel Inverness. Zsolt brings with him over 20 years of hospitality experience and an MBA in Hospitality Management. He has managed properties in some of Scotland's most prestigious locations, both for international brands and boutique establishments. Zsolt joins the team this month and will oversee Scotland's first pentahotel, leading the drive to establish pentahotel Inverness as the country's premier lifestyle hotel.

pentahotels Inverness is one of 28 pentahotels worldwide and the brand now spans across seven countries and two continents, with more exciting locations in the pipeline. VP operations Andrew Munt welcomed Zsolt to the team, saying; "Zsolt is a fantastic addition to the pentahotels brand and we look forward to him drawing on his expertise and passion for hospitality, to further bring the vision of pentahotels to life in Scotland." A Hungarian by birth and a Scot by heart, Zsolt can't wait to start work in the Highlands.

About Pentahotels

Pentahotels represents a new generation of hotels offering modern-minded individual and business travellers comfort and style in a relaxed atmosphere. Known for its unique interior design and unique business attitude, the lifestyle brand stands for true innovation in the industry's four-star segment. With 28 hotels across seven countries over two continents, the hallmark of the hotel chain is the pentalounge - a combination of lounge, bar, café and reception - that stands out with its "living room" look and feel. For further information and bookings, please visit http://www.pentahotels.com. Follow us on facebook.com/pentahotels for our latest news.

Contact:
Max Siegers
communications@pentahotels.com
+49(0)69-256699-750

Aleksandar Musikic
press.pentahotels@mcgroup.com
+49(0)30-65-000-388

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