Young Trailblazers: Oliver Williams, general manager, Ellenborough Park



Oliver Williams was appointed general manager at Ellenborough Park in December 2015, following four years at Limewood, and has been working tirelessly since then to secure the hotel as one of the UK’s leading luxury hotels.

The position marked his first as general manager and a huge focus of his role was to put Ellenborough Park on the map as the lifestyle hot spot in the Cotswolds.

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Five years ago Ellenborough Park opened after an extensive £13m restoration project that began in early 2008 when it was acquired by new owners. Nina Campbell was brought in to bring new life to the bedrooms and management company Michels & Taylor took over the operational side of things.

Now with Williams heading the daily grind, the hotel is poised for Cotswolds domination. Ellenborough Park has been named by The Sunday Times as one of the Ultimate 100 British Hotels and as one of Britain’s 30 Best Country House Hotels by the Daily Telegraph, among other awards. Williams has also been responsible for a number of changes to Ellenborough Park’s offering, within which have delivered impressive results, seeing June 2016 the most successful month, revenue wise, at the hotel since opening in 2010. Speaking to Boutique Hotelier soon after his appointment, Williams said: “I’ve got two more years of operating the business to get it to where I think it should be and can be.”


Ellenborough Park

Address: Ellenborough Park, Southam Road, Cheltenham Spa GL52 3NJ

Bedrooms: 60


Twitter: @EllenboroughPK

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