The new family owners of a hotel in Wales have already set their sights on achieving a five-star status for the business as they kick off a phased renovation project.
Peter and Angie Southwick, and daughter and son-in-law Kimberley and Omar took over the Caer Beris Manor Hotel in Builth Wells on August 1, and are now looking to carve a new reputation for ‘affordable luxury’ in the area.
The historic 22-bedroom hotel is set in 18 acres of parkland alongside the River Irfon, and since taking over, the Southwicks have appointed a new head chef to drive up F&B standards at the property.
The family has also taken on five members of staff who are being supported to take apprenticeships delivered by Cambrian Training.
The Southwicks were looking for a hotel to run as a family, as they all have a hospitality background.
Peter and Angie had run successful pubs for around 20 years and still own one in Tamworth.
Omar and Kimberley had worked in the Middle East for six years.