Devonshire Hotels & Restaurants Group (DHRG) has announced the appointment of a new managing director, Richard Palmer, who takes over from Simon Rhatigan, who has now left to develop his own business.
Palmer will now be responsible for overseeing the management of the group’s hotels and restaurants in Yorkshire and Derbyshire, which include the award-winning Devonshire Arms at Bolton Abbey and The Cavendish Hotel at Baslow.
Although new to the role, Palmer is already well established in the Group, having started his working life there as a management trainee in 2001.
He joins armed with exciting expansion plans, including further development of the bedroom stock and spa facilities at The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa and the development of the holiday cottages portfolio, located around Chatsworth and Bolton Abbey.
Richard Reynolds, chief executive for the Chatsworth Settlement Trustees, the owners of DHRG, comments: “We are sorry to lose Simon Rhatigan but delighted that we have such a talented replacement in Richard Palmer. We know we are in safe hands. Richard has a proven track record with us, shares our values and has worked his way up through the operations side to this leadership role. His dedication to excellence, detailed knowledge of the business and passion for quality has led to his success.”