Foxhills appoints new general manager to drive forward £25m development

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Foxhills Club & Resort has appointed a new general manager to drive its ambitious £25m development project.

Tej Walia, a member of Institute of Hospitality and St.Julian’s scholar with more than seven years of experience as a general manager, has headed south after stints at Macdonald’s Crutherland House and Houstoun House hotels in Scotland.

Walia takes over from Jason Adams who left in April to join Lygon Arms as general manager.

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Foxhills, the 400-acre Surrey resort is home to two golf courses and the par-three Manor course, 70 bedrooms, three restaurants, 11 tennis courts, three squash courts, four swimming pools, a spa, conference and meeting facilities, a youth club and a weekly cycling club.

The site now plans to invest £25m in expansion and improvements to facilities over the coming months, although it’s not been disclosed what work will take place.

Managing director, Marc Hayton, said: “The calibre of applicants was uniformly high, but Tej was the standout candidate. As the club enters an exciting period with our masterplan, Tej will provide visible leadership focusing on process and training to the benefit of members, guests and our 250 colleagues.

“It is now a fantastic opportunity for Tej to put his own stamp on a historic resort for generations to come.”

Walia said: “Being appointed as the Foxhills general manager is a huge honour. I am really looking forward to meeting the members and working with the friendly team at the club. I can’t wait to get started.”

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