Philip Newman-Hall has announced that he is to retire from his position as director and general manager of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons.
Newman-Hall has been at the helm of the 32-bedroom property in Oxfordshire since 2009 and now feels the time is right to take a step back.
Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is one of the best hotels in the country, boasting five red AA stars and being home to Raymond Blanc’s two-Michelin starred restaurant.
When news broke of Newman-Hall’s retirement, people were keen to take to Twitter to voice their appreciation for one of hospitality’s most respected names.
One user said: ‘Sad to see @PNH_Hotelier stepping down. A pure gentleman and an asset to the hospitality industry. All the best buddy.’
While another wrote: ‘all the best for the future PNH, a great leader and a very humble and well respected man.’
Newman-Hall will retire from his full-time role in September but hopes to remain active in the hospitality industry.
A replacement is yet to be announced.