Bovey Castle general manager Francisco Macedo steps down from his role


General manager at the five-star Devon hotel Bovey Castle Francisco Macedo has stepped down from his role with immediate effect.

Macedo joined the Eden Hotel Collection property in 2015 as hotel manager and was promoted to general manager in 2017 and according to his Linkedin page, he is now looking for his new GM challenge.

Bovey Castle’s former resort director, Greg Fehler, has stepped back in to head up the hotel’s senior management team until a new general manager is found.

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“We are sad to bid farewell to Francisco, who has helped shape the hotel during its recent transformation,” says Mark Chambers, managing director, Eden Hotel Collection.

“Fehler has a wealth of hospitality experience and joined Bovey Castle in 2014 to oversee the comprehensive refurbishment programme and lead the hotel’s transformation.”

Macedo began his hospitality career in 2000 and decided to study hotel management alongside a job at Pestana Hotels.

At 22, he was promoted to assistant F&B director and went on to manage several hotel openings in Africa, South America and Portugal.

In 2010 he came to the UK, after finding a role at Manor House Castle Combe.

He then went on to work at the likes of Luton Hoo, The Manor at Weston on The Green and Stapleford Park before joining Bovey Castle in 2015.

The privately-owned Eden Hotel Collection acquired Bovey Castle in 2014 and embarked on an extensive £10m refurbishment programme. Since the acquisition, the property has gone on to be rated five-star status and awarded 3 AA Rosettes for its dining in the Great Western Restaurant in 2017.

Set in 275 acres of countryside on Dartmoor National Park, the flagship Eden Hotel Collection property has 60 bedrooms, 22 lodges, an 18-hole championship golf course, tennis courts and an Elan Spa. On-site experiences include falconry, cider and sloe gin-making and 4×4 off-road driving.

Earlier this year the hotel opened its new Deer Park within the estate.


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