Hand Picked Hotels has announced the appointment of two general managers; Peter Dornom at Norton House Hotel & Spa near Edinburgh and Richard Storey at Woodlands Park Hotel in Surrey.
Dornom joins Norton House Hotel with over 33 years’ experience in the hospitality industry and has spent the last 23 years with Marriott and Whitbread, most recently 15 years as general manager of the Marriott in Edinburgh.
Storey joins Woodlands Park Hotel in Cobham, Surrey, with extensive experience in the region having worked in multiple locations across the South East.
He moves across to Hand Picked Hotels after nine years with IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), most recently as general manager of the Crowne Plaza Marlow and prior to that at the Holiday Inn Chessington.
Both roles report into Hand Picked Hotels’ operations director, Douglas Waddell, who commented on the appointments: “I am delighted to welcome Peter and Richard to the Hand Picked Hotels family. Both Peter and Richard bring exceptional industry and market knowledge to their operations, and this, combined with their steadfast commitment to customer service and strong people development skills, position them as ideal leaders within our business. I look forward to working with them as we further strengthen our team and grow our customer base.”
Dating back to 1840, Norton House Hotel is located 20 minutes from the centre of Edinburgh. The hotel offers 83 bedrooms including feature suites in addition to an health club & spa, 13 meeting rooms, the Brasserie restaurant, the conservatory lounge and drawing room and 55 acres of grounds.
The Grade-II listed Woodlands Park Hotel near Cobham, Surrey offers 57 bedrooms, a 2 AA Rosette restaurant the Oak Room as well as the recently re-launched Bensons Brasserie.