Ellenborough Park has announced the appointment of Oliver Williams as general manager, who moves over from his role at Lime Wood to take the helm at the luxury hotel in the Cotswolds.
Williams joins Ellenborough Park, which is part of Michels & Taylor’s managed hotel portfolio, in the middle of this month, bringing with him over 20 years of experience in the industry.
The move will see Williams leave his position as hotel manager at the award-winning Lime Wood for the new role.
Williams spent the early years of his career as a food & beverage specialist, working with operators such as Gordon Ramsay Holdings, D&D London and Oliver Peyton.
His experience also includes roles as food & beverage manager at The Zetter Hotel before he joined Lime Wood as hotel manager in 2010.
On his appointment, Williams commented: “I’m thrilled to be joining Ellenborough Park at such an exciting time. There is a wonderful and passionate team in place and I look forward to working with them to take this peerless hotel to the next level and really put it on the map as a gastronomy and lifestyle hot spot in the Cotswolds.”
Ellenborough Park is set on the original Cheltenham Racecourse estate and is part of Pride of Britain Hotels and also the Mr & Mrs Smith Collection.
The hotel consists of 60 bedrooms, a spa and 3 AA Rosette restaurant plus a more informal eatery The Brasserie, which are both headed up by executive chef David Kelman.