The first three management appointments have been made at the new Fleece Hotel, Richmond, North Yorkshire that opens in April 2018 as a 10-bedroom luxury hotel, restaurant, café-bar and lounge.
Hotel manager, Jill Loughborough, deputy manager Ayrton Westwood and head chef, Thomas Pickard begin their duties on Monday 19th February when they will begin the pre-opening activities including recruitment, purchasing and marketing of the property.
The Fleece Hotel has seen a major redevelopment by Richmond-based Within Reach Developments Ltd and York-based Great Potential Ltd has been appointed as operator of the new hotel.
“Our ambition since acquisition is for the Fleece Hotel, as a totally redeveloped Victorian Hotel, to deliver the best in comfort, high-spec bedrooms, quality restaurant, café-bar and lounge, in luxuriously furnished surroundings and with top-class personal service. We are delighted to welcome the new management team whose task is now to turn that ambition into reality.” comments Peter Coulson, managing director of Within Reach Developments.
The new team begin their duties on Monday 19th February beginning with the recruitment of their new team and organising all of the equipment and supplies needed for the mid-April opening. The new hotel will bring around 20 new jobs to Richmond and the owners expect the hotel to be a major contributor to the town and area’s economy.