Foodie hotspot Hipping Hall appoints new GM


Robert Scott has been appointed as the new general manager at Hipping Hall, the award-winning hotel that is part of Wildsmith Hotels.

Scott joins the hotel near Kirkby Lonsdale on the fringes of the Yorkshire Dales, from his role as GM at Simonstone Hall, a country house hotel in North Yorkshire.

In his new role, Scott will work closely with hotel owner Andrew Wildsmith and Wildsmith Hotels’ operations director Tom Lewis, to grow the reputation of Hipping Hall in the region.

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Hipping Hall is home to a 3 AA Rosette restaurant, headed up by chef Oli Martin who joined the property last January.

Scott also boasts experience at a number of high profile establishments in the UK, including Hotel du Vin Cheltenham, Lower Slaughter Manor, Lucknam Park and Pennyhill Park.

Andrew Wildsmith, owner of Hipping Hall part of Wildsmith Hotels, said: "Robert’s wealth of experience and qualifications speak for themselves. I look forward to working with him help us to further grow and develop the quality offer at Hipping. We have a fantastic team of staff, who are committed to ensuring the highest quality guest experience possible and I know Robert we will continue to build on this solid foundation, in what is an new and exciting chapter at Hipping.’’