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Principal Hotel Company


Our History

A sense of history is certainly something we’re proud of at the Principal Hotel Company, whether it’s The Principal London’s link to the Titanic, De Vere Latimer Estate’s top secret war-time location as an MI6 base or De Vere Oxford Thames’ origins as a Knight Templar enclave in the 12th Century.

History has to be made and in recent years there has been significant development with the multi-million pound investment and launch of Principal, city-centre hotels based in landmark buildings, and the additional investment and soft launch of De Vere, a collection of country estate hotels with more to come in 2017. This transformational investment, backed by Starwood Capital Group, follows the acquisition of the former PH Hotels, De Vere Venues and Four Pillars Hotels brands. The collective portfolio of properties, including our Partner Hotels, combines over 30 locations, more than 7,500 bedrooms sleeping in excess of 3M customers a year and with over 1,500 meeting rooms with space from 2 to 1,000 people. The collective strength of the group has been recognised by the Sunday Times as being amongst the top 250 growing companies.

Our Ethos

Whether you are working in our Central Office or in one of our amazing hotels, we practice some fundamental core values that ensure consistency, quality and sensational services.

As a group we value our colleagues, inspire creativity, and drive for results whilst working as a team to enjoy our work! We are distinctive, warm and generous and we encourage our colleagues to embrace these values every day in everything they do.

Every day, in each of our properties we share a Value of the Day at our daily ‘Line Up’ meetings to remind us of the importance of our values to the business, our customers and ourselves.

Each of our hotels holds at least three daily line-ups so that every team member knows who is arriving and what is expected that day; great service starts with great planning and communication.


We have over 30 stunning properties in locations such as Edinburgh, Cardiff, Windsor, Dorking and Central London with over 6000 amazing colleagues; could you be our next?

We have two distinct divisions, Principal and De Vere with properties in the following locations across the UK:

Central London

Canary Wharf

De Vere Canary Wharf

Central London Vacancies
Devonport House

De Vere Devonport House

Central London Vacancies
Grand Connaught Rooms

De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms

Central London Vacancies
Holborn Bars

De Vere Holborn Bars

Central London Vacancies
The Principal London

The Principal London

London Vacancies
West One

De Vere West One

Central London Vacancies

Outer London

Beaumont Estate, Windsor Berkshire

De Vere Beaumont Estate

Windsor, Berkshire Vacancies
Horsley Park, East Horsley Surrey

De Vere Horsley Estate

East Horsley, Surrey Vacancies
Latimer Place, Chesham Buckinghamshire

De Vere Latimer Estate

Chesham, Buckinghamshire Vacancies
Selsdon Park, Croydon Surrey

De Vere Selsdon Estate

Croydon, Surrey Vacancies
Sunningdale Park, Ascot Berkshire

Sunningdale Park

Partner Hotel
Ascot, Berkshire Vacancies
Theobalds Park, Waltham Cross Hertfordshire

De Vere Theobalds Estate

Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire Vacancies
Wotton House, Dorking Surrey

De Vere Wotton House

Dorking, Surrey Vacancies

Southern England

Cotswold Water Park Hotel, Cotswolds Cirencester

De Vere Cotswold Water Park

Cotwsolds, Cirencester Vacancies
Oxford Spires Hotel, Oxford Oxfordshire

Oxford Spires Hotel

Partner Hotel
Oxford, Oxfordshire Vacancies
Oxford Thames Hotel, Oxford Oxfrodshire

De Vere Oxford Thames

Oxford, Oxfordshire Vacancies
Tortworth Court Hotel, near Brostol Gloucestershire

De Vere Tortworth Court

near Bristol, Gloucestershire Vacancies
Wokefield Park, Reading Berkshire

De Vere Wokefield Estate

Reading, Berkshire Vacancies

Central England

Colmore Gate, Birmingham West Midlands

De Vere Colmore Gate

Birmingham, West Midlands Vacancies
EMCC, Nottingham Nottinghamshire

De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Vacancies
Horwood House, Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire

De Vere Horwood Estate

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire Vacancies
Staverton Park, Deventry Northamptonshire

De Vere Staverton Estate

Daventry, Northamptonshire Vacancies

Northern England

Cheadle House, Cheadle Cheshire

Cheadle House

Partner Hotel
Cheadle, Cheshire Vacancies
Cranage Hall, Holmes Chapel Cheshire

De Vere Cranage Estate

Holmes Chapel, Cheshire Vacancies
The Met in Leeds

The Met Hotel

Partner Hotel
Leeds Vacancies
Palace Hotel

The Principal Manchester

Manchester Vacancies
The Royal York, York

The Principal York

York Vacancies


Blythswood Square Hotel, Glasgow

Blythswood Square Hotel

Partner Hotel
Glasgow Vacancies
The George Hotel Edinburgh

The Principal Edinburgh George Street

Edinburgh Vacancies
Grand Central Hotel Glasgow

The Grand Central Hotel

Partner Hotel
Glasgow Vacancies
The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

Edinburgh Vacancies


St Davids Hotel and Spa

St David's Hotel

Partner Hotel
Cardiff Vacancies

Central Services

Our Group central support functions are located in Harrogate, North Yorkshire where several brilliant teams such as IT, Finance and HR support the group. We also have Central Services based in Daventry who support our Conference Centre business. Finally, we have two other support hubs in Elstree and Central London which host our credit control team and Principal Support Team respectively.

Head Office - The Inspire, Harrogate

The Inspire is our iconic Head Office based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. We have several teams based here that act as pivotal central support functions to our properties. These teams include:

  • Group Functions and Executive Team
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Sales and Research
  • Revenue and E-Commerce
  • Marketing
  • Property Management & Development
  • Guest Relations
  • Procurement

Click here for our Head Office vacancies.

PH Group central support

PHCo Solutions - Staverton Park, Daventry

PHCo Solutions is our central conference desk based in Staverton, Daventry.

Click here for our PHCo Solutions vacancies.


So you may want to know how to apply once you have had a good look around the website and made sure that we are the right group for you and you are the right fit for us! Once you have found the ideal job, the initial stage will not take too long; especially if you have a CV to upload as our super smart system will input most of the details for you!

Click here for our Interview Support Guide (PDF) and Top Tips for Interviews (PDF), which you can read through at your own leisure.