Valor Europe

Here at Valor, our philosophy is simple – we deliver results through a team of genuinely inspired and energetic individuals who love what they do.

We are obsessive about hospitality, we care about our impact on the environment, we take accountability and initiative, we value one another, we listen and we make bold, ambitious and reimagined decisions.

We are growing rapidly across the world from 4 hotels in 2012 we are on course to be over 100 by the end of 2023. Here in the UK we are a collection of 36 hotels spread from Plymouth up to Edinburgh. We operate IHG brands as well as Hilton and Marriott hotels and this offers great choice and career opportunities.

In 2022 we were shortlisted in the top 6 Best Places to Work in The Caterer annual awards.

Our values and behaviours


  • Enthusiastic ambassador for our business
  • Creates emotional connections
  • Makes memorable experience
  • Takes care of self, others, place


  • Authentic
  • Respects all others
  • Confident
  • Acts with honesty, integrity and sincerity
  • Friendly and has fun


  • Promotes our big picture, knows our purpose
  • Engages and leads by example
  • Grows and supports others to do the same


  • Positive self starter
  • Ambitious, energetic
  • Inquisitive
  • Agile to change
  • Embraces cultures and environments


  • Focuses on detail and results
  • Does what they say
  • Takes ownership and is accountable
  • Looks for ways to improve, innovate and re-imagine with sound commercial expertise


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We’re focused on sustainability

We believe the only footprint we should leave, is one in the sand. We believe that you can build a successful business that cares about more than just profit. We’re on a mission to help our planet and reduce our impact on the environment. Our Green team is comprised of people from all levels and within all disciplines of our business and they are the voice for delivering on our sustainability agenda.


Training & Development

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Here at Valor we offer apprenticeships matched to every role and at every level. We actively encourage our teams to develop themselves at every opportunity and firmly believe that by giving you the tools to do the job to your best ability we will be able to deliver for our guests time after time.


Chef Academy

Our chef academy is entering its 2nd year with over 50% of its students being promoted after graduation.


Reward & Recognition

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What You’ll Get

You’ll receive all the usual things such as a competitive salary, the tools you need to get off to a great start, healthy meals while at work and plenty of other benefits… did someone say huge discounted overnight stays around the world within our hotels?! Yes, we did. Not to mention friends and family rates for all your favourite people – that’ll also make you super popular. We also have the below key areas of focus where we constantly evolve our offer to ensure our Hotelitarians are happy and engaged at work.

Health & Wellbeing

  • Physical, mental, financial and social – we have activities to support us all as individuals.
  • Qualified Mental Health First-Aiders.
  • Free use of workout facilities in some locations.
  • Free telephone counselling, 24/7.

Opportunities to Grow

  • We have a host of learning interventions to support your ongoing development.
  • Personalised e-learning journey for every Hotelitarian.
  • Want to earn while you learn? Come on in and choose an Apprenticeship with Valor!
  • Access our leadership podcast “The Pod” with features from the likes of Keith Burnet, who rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, Ben Hunt-Davis MBE, British Olympic gold medal-winning rower and Ronan O’Gara, Ireland’s second most-capped rugby union player and highest ever points scorer.
  • We run specialist Department Manager, Future Leader, General Manager and Senior Leadership development programmes to develop our own talent.
  • We ensure a structured, ongoing review process, the opportunity for frequent coffee chats with your manager and we support you in achieving your career aspirations.

Reward & Recognition

  • Influence your earning potential – our monthly Hotelitarians of the Month initiative is a chance get recognised for living our values & ethos.
  • Awards for the CV – our annual awards ceremony, Pride of Valor, is just one place where we recognise exceptional performance.
  • Our employee communication hub powered by Workvivo is another. Here you will be kept upto date with the latest news and stories from around the business, share your successes will your colleagues and access resources to assist you in your role.

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