Luxury five-star Palé Hall in North Wales has promoted front of house manager Debbie Cappadona to the role as general manager as Harry Shepard departs.
Cappadona will commence her role on April 1 and was ‘hand picked’ by owners Alan and Angela Harper to take the helm at the 18-bedroom property.
Former director of Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Philip Newman-Hall has come on board as advisor and mentor.
It’s been reported that current general manager Harry Shepherd, who was appointed in March 2018, is to look for a new role closer to his family.
Cappadona joined Palé Hall in autumn 2018 from her position as restaurant manager at The Chester Grosvenor. Prior to this she worked at a number of hotels including Llyndir Hall and the Feathers Group. Away from hotels, she ran her own outside catering company before joining Manchester United’s sport and leisure department as head of VIP hospitality.
Cappadona was awarded Boutique Hotelier Restaurant Manager of the Year at the 2016 Boutique Hotelier Personal Service Star Awards.
Commenting on the announcement, owner Angela Harper said: “We are incredibly happy to appoint Debbie as general manager at Palé Hall. Working with her for the last four months, Debbie has been invaluable to us and the wider team and we are delighted she has accepted this role.”
Speaking about her appointment, Debbie Cappadona said: “I’m thrilled and honoured that the Harpers have entrusted me with the responsibility of leading the talented Palé Hall team through the next stage of the hotel’s journey. I’m really looking forward to continuing Palé Hall’s amazing achievements over the last two years and bringing my experience and passion to this magnificent property with its rich history. I couldn’t be more excited!”