Sandra Mueller has been appointed as the new general manager at Great Fosters in Egham, moving on from Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons after almost two years.
Great Fosters was acquired by Alexander Hotels in November 2018 and has since undergone some initial refurbishments by co-owners Paul and Deborah Hinchcliffe, which will continue into this year.
Mueller joined the luxury hotel in April with 15 years’ experience in hospitality, having worked at four different Firmdale properties since 2016.
She had been at Le Manoir as hotel manager since September 2017.
She said: “I am very happy to have joined the fantastic Great Fosters team. It is an exciting time for the hotel with a new head chef recently being appointed at our 4AA Rosette and Michelin Star restaurant, The Tudor Room, and additional refurbishments taking place over the next few months. I’m in the midst of getting to know the guests, the team and the hotel at the moment, preparing for the next phase of refurbishments that will start imminently.”
Peter Hinchcliffe, co-owner of Great Fosters, said: “Since purchasing the hotel at the end of last year, we have made some initial changes and we have plans to continue making improvements to the property. We’re really proud of what we have achieved so far and we’re certain that Sandra will help to bring our vision for the hotel to life with her breadth of experience and knowledge within the industry.”
Following the takeover by Alexander Hotels, managing director Richard Young stepped down from his role at Great Fosters just three months after the hotel was sold.
The hotel’s Michelin-starred, 4 AA Rosette restaurant, the Tudor Room appointed Tony Parkin as head chef in April, replacing Douglas Balish who moved to Grove of Narberth in May.
Great Fosters joined Alexander House Hotel, Rowhill Grange Hotel, Langshott Manor Hotel and Barnett Hill Hotel as part of the portfolio.