Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa has strengthened its food and beverage offering with the appointment of Claire Tylcoat as Mansion House F&B manager.
In her role, Tylcoat will oversee the operations of the hotel’s 2 AA Rosette Wernher Restaurant, working closely with head chef Ruth Hansom, as well as dining in the hotel’s lounges.
She joins the team at Luton Hoo from five-star hotel The Grove, where she spent 14 years with roles including restaurant manager of the Stables restaurant, bar and players’ lounge.
Tylcoat holds the unique accolade of being the only person in the UK hotel industry to have been awarded the prestigious title in tea production, cultivation, tasting and education: The Ronnefeldt TeaMaster Gold.
Speaking after her appointment, she said: “I really love everything about Luton Hoo – especially its tradition and the fantastic stories behind the building and the hotel. My aim is to build on those stories and captivate people through our food and beverage offerings; I’m particularly excited to work with Ruth in the Wernher Restaurant to aim for 3 AA Rosettes, and to develop our afternoon tea service. The team has been so welcoming, I’m excited to share my passion for tea with them and look at new initiatives for Luton Hoo, such as tea gastronomy, tea mixology and tea masterclasses.”
Matthew Long, general manager at Luton Hoo, said: “Claire is a fantastic addition to the Luton Hoo team. She has exceptional industry experience, she has a passion for her job that will invigorate her team and drive them to achieve even more, and she will help us take the hotel’s guest experience to the next level.”
Luton Hoo is part of the Elite Hotels portfolio, which comprises The Grand Eastbourne, Ashdown Park and Tylney Hall.