Radisson Blu is searching for its new Mini CEO (Child Entertainment Officers)

22 May 2017

Do you know a child that is well versed in commanding adult attention, enjoys ice cream and likes jumping on beds? Then Radisson Blu might have a job for them!

Today, leading hotel brand Radisson Blu, has announced a unique nationwide search to find a new ‘Board of Directors' - with a difference. A group of Mini CEOs (Child Entertainment Officers) are being sought to help consult on the hotels' family offering across the UK and Ireland this summer.

The chosen mini CEOs will win a free stay at a Radisson Blu of their choice for them and their family, along with all the perks of a weekend getaway: free restaurant meals and plenty of leisure time.

Boys and girls between the ages of 6 - 10 years can apply for the role (and ask their parents or guardians to be a reference for them)- as long as they meet the entry requirements. These include:

  • Having a sense of humour
  • Like going on holiday and staying in hotels
  • Has an outgoing personality
  • Enjoys good food
  • Not afraid to give their honest opinion
  • Has a sense of style
  • Can command attention with adults
  • Likes jumping on beds and into swimming pools

Candidates must also be available to attend their first meeting with the grown-ups at one of six Radisson Blu hotels in either Edinburgh, Durham, London, Sligo, Limerick and Cork, during the school holidays this August. Additionally, they will be asked to join other Mini CEOs selected from around the UK & Ireland, to attend a group board meeting at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London in October 2017.

A total of six playful board directors will be chosen to represent the six hotels and as part of their job, they will spend a fun-filled weekend away with their parent/guardian and asked to fulfil a number of tasks. These will include reviewing the family packs (colouring in skills are a must), eating sweet treats (with their parents' permission, of course), a tasting in the restaurant (reviewing the food and giving recommendations for new dishes), creating their own ice cream and shaking their own salads.

Their ‘duties' will also involve reviewing the leisure facilities in the hotels. After all, it's important to know whether there is enough space for pool inflatables and jumping in! Hotel staff will also need to be on their best behaviour, as the Mini CEOs will also be inspecting them for friendliness at check-in, and overall attention to detail on the family experience offered.

Commenting on the search for this quirky job opening, Marketing Director Steve Manfield said: "To become a Radisson Blu Flagship Family Hotel, each hotel must have an operational commitment to provide an excellent family experience. Therefore, what better way to test this out, than with the family members that matter the most? As a parent myself, I know how travelling with children can be stressful and how a hard earned break can be ruined if the kids are miserable or not suitably catered-for. The search for our Mini CEOs will ensure that we listen and act upon the suggestions of our younger guests, to make the experience a truly memorable one for the whole family."

What's more, the Mini CEO that comes up with their own innovative idea suggested at the group board meeting later in the year, will win a family holiday to Gran Canaria at the newly opened Radisson Blu Resort Mogan.

If you know someone that fits the bill and deserves a seat on the board, please visit
http://www.radissonblu.com/miniceo for more details and to upload their CVs in the form of a short video, head shot and description as to why they are best suited for the role!



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The Rezidor Hotel Group
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Deighton, Julie
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About Radisson Blu®
Radisson Blu® is one of the world's leading hotel brands with 300 hotels in operation in 69 countries and territories. Radisson Blu's vibrant, contemporary and engaging hospitality is characterized by a unique Yes I Can!SM service philosophy, and all of its first class hotels offer a range of signature features that are empathetic to the challenges of modern travel, including the 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Distinguished the world over as the brand with Hotels Designed to Say YES!SM, Radisson Blu offers a vivid visual celebration of leading-edge style where the delight is in the detail. Radisson Blu hotels are located in prime locations in major cities, airport gateways and leisure destinations across the world.

Radisson Blu is a part of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which also includes Quorvus Collection, Radisson®, Radisson RED, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM. For reservations and more information visit, www.radissonblu.com. Connect with Radisson Blu on social media: @RadissonBlu on Twitter and Instagram and Facebook.com/RadissonBlu.


About The Rezidor Hotel Group
The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the most dynamic hotel companies in the world and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The group features a portfolio of 484 hotels with over 105,000 rooms in operation or under development in 82 countries.

Rezidor operates the core brands Radisson Blu® and Park Inn® by Radisson in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), along with the Club CarlsonSM loyalty program for frequent hotel guests. In early 2014 and together with Carlson, Rezidor launched the new brands Radisson RED (lifestyle select) and Quorvus Collection (luxury). In 2016, Rezidor acquired 49% of prizeotel. Rezidor has an industry-leading Responsible Business Program and was named one the World's Most Ethical Companies by the US think-tank Ethisphere.

In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden. HNA Tourism Group Co., Ltd., a division of HNA Group Co., Ltd.—a Fortune Global 500 company with operations across aviation, tourism, hospitality, finance and online services among other sectors—became the majority shareholder in December 2016.

The Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ 43,700 people in EMEA and is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.

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