Palé Hall appoints new General Manager: Harry Shepherd takes over at Five Star Palé Hall Hotel
London, March 2018 …// The five-star Palé Hall, North Wales, is delighted to announce the appointment of Harry Shepherd as its new General Manager. Harry was handpicked by the out-going General Manager Pim Wolfs and owners Alan and Angela Harper. In an unusual move underlining the open and professional nature of this process, Harry has spent the last five months working alongside Pim and the owners thus ensuring the smoothest of transitions. Harry, late of the five red-star Chester Grosvenor is committed to ensure that Palé Hall’s growing reputation for guest service is maintained and is tasked with working with the AA to take Palé even further.
Owner Angela Harper is delighted to welcome Harry as the hotel’s new General Manager, saying:
“Since Harry joined Palé he has continued the hotel’s quest for excellence. It was clear to us from the beginning that Harry had what it takes to be the perfect General Manager for us. We are certain that we have found the right person having already built a very close working relationship with Harry and are delighted that he is leading the Palé family.
We will be very sorry to see Pim go, he has behaved with great honour during this process, ensuring great succession planning and he leaves with our love and respect. He is an important part of the Palé story and always will be. I am delighted that he has an opportunity at another prestigious property. Of course, Alan and I wish Pim well in his new role.”
Speaking about his departure, Pim commented: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at Palé Hall and it’s been a fantastic experience to launch the hotel and share this journey with Alan and Angela. Due to family reasons I’ve made the decision to move to the Cotswolds. I made them a promise that I would not leave until we had found the right person to step into the General Manager role, and I have no doubt that Harry is indeed that person and I proudly hand over the reins to him”.
Speaking about his new position, Harry comments: “I have enjoyed my time at Palé Hall so far and I’m delighted to be taking over as General Manager. The high standards of the hotel, our wonderful location in the welsh countryside and its continued strive for excellence makes it an exciting place to work, and I’m pleased to be taking on the leadership as we continue to evolve and build on our already prestigious reputation”.
The Five Star Grade II listed Palé Hall is one of the finest country house hotels in Wales and the UK. Owners Alan and Angela Harper have lovingly restored the historic house to its former glory, creating a peaceful and luxurious retreat surrounded by the natural beauty of the Welsh valleys on the edge of Snowdonia National Park.
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