By Denis Sheehan MIH, Publisher, H&C News: Anthony Cox appointed GM Norton Park Hotel, Spa & Manor House.
Anthony Cox FIH joins Norton Park Hotel, Spa & Manor House as the new General Manager. This follows recent investments in the Hampshire countryside property to assist with repositioning the hotel and officially launching the newly refurbished Manor House this Autumn.
Cox, whose career history spans over 30 years in the hospitality industry, has previously managed hotels within The QHotels Collection so is delighted to return to take on this new challenge.
Most recently Cox has led multi award-winning independent luxury hotels such as Thyme, Cotswolds and Danesfield House Hotel & Spa, Marlow. Prior to this, he was Hotel Director for The Vineyard Group. A Master Innholder and Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality, Cox is an exciting addition to the QHotels management team.
Norton Park Hotel, Spa & Manor House, is part of The QHotels Collection which has 21 hotels and resorts located across the UK. A lovingly restored manor house which seamlessly blends boutique chic with 16th-century character, a contemporary hotel and spa, and its own historic Tithe Barn, perfect for events and celebrations, Norton Park Hotel, Spa & Manor House is set in a blissful 54 acres of parkland and its easily accessible location makes it the perfect place to stay while exploring the South of England.
The QHotels Collection is focusing on the future to drive fresh new energy in the company. A keen focus on customer experience and building a local community is at the top of their priorities. One of the ways Norton Park Hotel, Spa & Manor House plans to do this is by working closely with local partners and makers.
Anthony Cox, the new General Manager says: “I’m thrilled to come on board and take the lead in establishing a new look Norton Park Hotel, Spa & Manor House as a high-end four-star resort for both leisure and business guests.”
Cox has plans to implement a destination-led strategy that supports putting this part of Hampshire firmly on the map by creating a contemporary resort feel for the property.
“We’re looking forward to introducing our refreshed manor house. It will bring a totally different offering to the hotel, with the opportunity to provide a real home from home for our guests who will now be able to reserve our 16th century countryside bolthole exclusively for short stays and holidays with friends and family.”