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The team
About the Parisi Hotels York Team

Introduction from the owners, Maria and Sophie:

Our small and fabulous team genuinely care about our guests getting the most from their time in York and are central to the hotel's success.

As you will see they have a wide range of interests so feel free to ask any member of staff for their recommendations on what to see and do while you are with us.


Our managers:

Tom – our second in command –

Tom at the Parisi Hotel York

Tom has a huge amount of hospitality experience from his time launching and managing restaurants, as chef and host at a luxury chalet in the French Alps and from his degree in Hospitality Business Management. During his degree, Tom had quite an adventure, spending a year working at the Old Toad British Pub in Rochester NY. Having grown up in Derby, Tom has now made York his home, having fallen for its rich history and beautiful architecture. Tom is passionate about food and enjoys keeping abreast of the new restaurants in York as well as being something of a craft beer aficionado. He is also a keen snowboarder (when he gets the chance) and is fascinated by origami. In the future Tom wants to possibly one day have his own business.



Asako has a wealth of experience from working in luxurious hotels in Tokyo (where she was born) and here in York where she has moved with her English husband. When they were considering moving to the UK from Japan, Yorkshire was at the head of the list of locations thanks to Asako’s childhood love of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s wonderful (Yorkshire-set) book The Secret Garden. Asako enjoys that York is so compact, yet has so much going on and she is passionate about cooking and exploring the York dining scene. Asako loves spending time with our guests and getting to know them so she can help them enjoy their visit to the utmost.



Stephen has joined us after gaining much customer facing and management experience in a retail environment, following his degree at the York St John University. More details coming soon...


The Day Team :



Hannah at the Parisi Hotel York

Hannah is another multi-talented person who recently joined the team with a wealth experience. She has rapidly taken to cheffing, producing brilliant breakfasts, and she uses her great eye for detail in the housekeeping team.

More details to follow soon.




Rachael has joined the team for her gap year between her first degree and masters at the University of Cambridge. More details to follow.



Nathan has just recently joined us from Canada. More details to follow soon!


The Night Team :



Julius came to us having progressed from bar tender/waiter to bar manager. His hometown is Szeged in Hungary, but he has spent many years in the UK in the Lake District and York and has family here. Julius loves TV shows and movies as well as keeping up with new music. He is also sporty, loving a good game of football. He is passionate about the hospitality industry and enjoys that this role gives him a wide experience of many different aspects of a hotel. He hopes to continue building his career and progressing into general management.



David joined the team after completing his degree in Biomedical Science in Birmingham. Having always lived in York he has fantastic local knowledge. More details to follow!

The owners




Sophie at the Parisi Hotel York

Sophie got started in hospitality immediately following the completion of her degree in Business Management in Norwich. She moved back to her home town of York and soaked up nearly a decade of experience refurbishing and relaunching a luxurious small hotel in the city centre, renovating listed properties and planning various other hospitality ventures. Having travelled around various corners of the world and stayed in some of the best and some of the worst hotels, she loves finding (and making) special places to stay.



Maria at the Parisi Hotel York

Maria (or Dr Scott) had a childhood dream to one day run a bed and breakfast, but was waylaid at school by an enjoyment of science and ended up completing a PhD in biochemistry before realising she didn’t want to spend the rest of her life in a lab. While trying to work out what would come next she worked alongside Sophie on the big hotel relaunch that she had been working on and discovered a real passion for looking after guests. She went on to hone her skills as a guide and host at a luxurious Argentinian horse-riding ranch and then a manager at a 5-star hotel on an island in Scotland.

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