The five-star Grade-II listed Palé Hall has appointed an operations manager as business at the Welsh hotel continues to boom.
The property, which opened in September 2015 and is owned by Alan and Angela Harper, has welcomed Harry Shepherd to the team in the newly-created position of operations manager.
Shephard joins the property, situated on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, following two years as hotel manager at The Chester Grosvenor.
Now in his new role, he will oversee the day-to-day operations and guest relations at Palé Hall.
General manager Pim Wolfs says: “Harry has joined the team at a fantastic and exciting time. Palé Hall has had a brilliant start after its opening in September last year, achieving AA Five Star accreditation and three Rosettes in such a short period of time. Harry has the personality and skillset to help us achieve great things at the hotel. We hope his input will help raise the level even higher at Palé Hall and further establish the property as amongst the best country house hotels in the UK.”
Shepherd started his career at Cotswolds Mill House Hotel and boasts experience at Mallory Court in Warwickshire as well overseeing the Michelin-star restaurant Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor during his time there.
Commenting on his appointment, he says: “From the moment I arrived at Palé I knew we would have a history. The hotel provides the perfect stage to bring the Harper’s vision to life – a grand family house built on warmth and hospitality excellence to the very highest standard. The combination of exceptional dining and ‘olde’ world charm sets Palé Hall on a very exciting path, and I’m delighted to be a part of the journey.”