Gidleigh Park appoints new general manager to take up role in November


Gidleigh Park, part of Andrew Brownsword Hotels, has welcomed Paul Shanahan as general manager, who will take up his position officially on November 23.

Shanahan joins Gidleigh Park from his previous role at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, where he was operations manager for nearly five years.

He takes over from Federico Aresti who has stepped down as GM for personal reasons.

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Shanahan has been in the hospitality industry since 1994, having held positions including restaurant manager at L’Ortolan and as Restaurant Manager at Le Manoir.

On his appointment, he commented: “I’m delighted to join Andrew Brownsword Hotels and the team at Gidleigh Park. With Michael Wignall attracting brilliant reviews for his new menus, I’m excited by the challenges and opportunities ahead to present Gidleigh Park to both new and existing clients. After a total of 12 years at Le Manoir, Gidleigh Park offers an opportunity for an exciting new chapter, which I’m delighted to embark upon.”

Shanahan joins Gidleigh Park as it celebrates this month after being named ‘Rural Hotel of the Year’ and overall ‘Hotel of the Year’ by readers of Food and Travel magazine.


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