Iconic hotel in North Wales welcomes new manager armed with ambition


Portmeirion, the iconic hotel and tourist destination in North Wales, has appointed a new hotel manager, who has already set his sights on developing the business further.

Ashley Redfern joins the hotel with 14 years of hospitality experience, including stints at Manchester’s DoubleTree by Hilton and Accor’s Novotel.

He leaves his position of general manager at Gwesty Carreg Bran Hotel in Anglesey for the new role.

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He said: “Portmeirion was always a hotel that I admired – its location, history and reputation for excellence. So, when the role of Hotel Manager came up, I knew I had to go for it. It’s an absolutely wonderful place to work and the perfect environment to develop further.”

Portmeirion is a hotel and private village on its own peninsula on the coast of Snowdonia in North Wales. It first opened the hotel in 1926 and now consists of an award-winning restaurant that recently scooped The Food Awards Wales’ North Wales Hotel Restaurant of the Year award.

Commenting on the appointment of Redfern, Robin Llywelyn, Portmeirion’s managing director, said: “We are delighted to welcome Ashley to the team at Portmeirion. His impressive track record of excellence as well as his knowledge of the industry makes us sure he will do a fine job in his position as hotel manager.”


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