Up close and personal with Marcia Gomez, Cotels Serviced Apartments

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In the latest of a regular series, we find out what makes some of the leading figures in the serviced apartment and aparthotel sectors tick. This time, we speak to Marcia Gomez, managing director of Milton Keynes-based provider Cotels Serviced Apartments.

• The best part of my job is…
"Hearing that our guests have enjoyed their stay, especially the longer term ones, they almost become like family - it’s always a bit strange once they have left but it’s great to know that they have felt at home whilst they have been here."

• The most challenging part of my job is…
"Keeping up!"

• My biggest achievement in business is…
"The opening of our 7Zero1 building in 2017, which is still the only building of its type in Milton Keynes."

• If I wasn’t working in our industry I would like to have been…
"An F1 driver"

• The best piece of advice anyone ever gave me was…
"Think before you speak!"

• If I could tell my 18-year old self one thing it would be…
"Take your time."

• The person I admire most in hospitality is…
"Alex Polizzi."

• The person I admire most in history is…
"Queen Victoria probably, because I got hooked on the TV series."

• I am surprisingly good at…
"Ice skating – ish."

• I am surprisingly bad at…
"Cooking and anything remotely ‘arty’."

• My perfect day off would be…
"Anything involving sun, sea and sangria."

 

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