The Estonian based Unique Hotels Group is very pleased to announce the appointment of Heigo Vare as General Manager and Member of the Board of the Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa, effective March 19, 2016.
„We are very satisfied with the current progress of Vihula Manor and grateful for the previous general manager Heikki Vanhanen for his successful 3-year contribution to the operation of Vihula Manor. Today's market situation requires more and more market and customer analysis, and, of course, effective internal management. Therefore, we are extremely happy to welcome Heigo Vare to Unique Hotels Group. Heigo will assume full responsibility of the day-to-day management and operation of the Vihula Manor complex. Excellence in operations, quality of service, customer and employee satisfaction are synonymous with Heigo Vare, and we at Unique Hotels Group are very excited to have Heigo oversee the profitable development of Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa,” said Michael Pilkington, Board Member of Unique Hotels Group.
Heigo Vare is an Estonian national, but has a wealth of experience in operating upmarket hotels internationally as his professional career encompasses 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining Unique Hotels, he worked abroad at Hilton Hotels in Malaysia, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts in the Middle East, China and Thailand, and the Dubai World Trade Centre where he held various executive positions, including Director of Operations and Director of Food & Beverage. Heigo Vare originally joined Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa in October 2015 as Director of Operations and he already has an overview of the operational side of the manor complex, its relationships with partners, guests and staff and, at the same time, he has breathed all kinds of new life into the resort with his arrival.
“After years of working for a large corporate chain, I am delighted to make the transition to a high- class tourist attraction such as Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa. I look forward to ensuring that every guest has a positive experience throughout the entire stay, “ said Heigo Vare. „In the city, the properties are often measured by elegance; Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa stands out as an upscale resort in the countryside. Vihula’s unique location in the Lahemaa National Park and its scenic views are truly unparalleled. A symbiotic relationship between the manor, its history and the local culture enables Vihula to provide guests with a genuine, up-close experience of the best that each destination has to offer.“
The Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa, with over 800 years of history and a location only 98 km from Tallinn in the Lahemaa National Park, is the first full service manor resort in the Baltic countries, consisting of 74 rooms and suites, a choice of 9 venues for wining and dining, state-of-the-art conference and event facilities catering up to 500 persons, and an eco SPA aimed at attracting both foreign and local guests. To add to the already comprehensive range of activities available to the guests of Vihula Manor, there is the Vihula Minigolf Course, an Eco Farm, an indoor swimming pool and gym, a Vodka Distillery with a museum and degustation tours, which certainly provide the ideal destination for those seeking an affordable, fun and educational experience, young or old!
Unique Hotels currently includes 4 hotels in operation in Estonia – City Hotel Tallinn, a 2-star budget hotel, The Kreutzwald Hotel Tallinn, a value 4-star hotel, The von Stackelberg Hotel Tallinn, an upscale historic boutique style hotel, and Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa, an upscale resort and conference hotel within an hour’s drive from Tallinn.