Hand Picked Hotels appoints new general manager for St Pierre Park Hotel

Hand Picked Hotels has announced the appointment of Mark Platt as general manager of St Pierre Park Hotel, Spa and Golf resort in Guernsey, the Channel Islands.

The 131-bedroom hotel, which is one of two on the Channel Islands for the Hand Picked portfolio, has welcomed Platt from his most recent position at The Majestic Hotel in Harrogate.

He boasts over 30 years of experience in the hotel industry, working with brands in the UK and overseas including IHG, Accor, and Hilton.

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Now as part of his new role he will focus on driving business in the local and residential conference market, expanding the meetings and private events side of the business and focusing on building on the success of the newly-relaunched health club.

Platt commented: “I am delighted to have joined Hand Picked Hotels to lead the team at St Pierre Park, which has the most comprehensive facilities on the island for business, leisure and private functions and a committed and passionate team. I am looking forward to building upon the success of our newly relaunched and award-winning health club and spa, as well as continuing a comprehensive programme of bedroom upgrades and enhancements to our food and beverage offering to further establish the hotel as the island’s premium leisure and business resort.”

Douglas Waddell, Hand Picked Hotels’ operations director, commented: “Mark brings to the hotel extensive knowledge of the industry and the Channel Islands market and has a proven track record in driving customer satisfaction and revenue which is key to the role.   As well as supporting further growth in the leisure and wellness market, Mark is focused on expanding the local and residential conference, meetings and private events segment of the business and I’m pleased to welcome him on board.”

St Pierre Park is home to 131 bedrooms, an AA Rosette restaurant The Pavilion, seven meeting rooms, and the new health club and spa with five treatment rooms offering Elemis treatments, all set within 35 acres.

The hotel also boasts tennis courts and has a new nine-hole golf course with a new £2m driving range and adventure golf experience.

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