UK: Boutique hotel The Cottage in the Wood Malvern has appointed Michael Pearson as general manager.
Born and raised in Malvern, Pearson returns to the area having previously worked as operations manager at Tewkesbury Park. Additional roles across various UK hotels include bar supervisor and food and beverage manager.
The Cottage in the Wood offers 32 bedrooms across the Main House, Beech Cottage and The Coach House. Amenities include the 3AA Rosette 1919 restaurant, lounge bar and terrace which serves an all day dining and drinks menu.
Pearson said: “Working at The Cottage in the Wood Malvern was always a dream of mine. It’s been a place for family gatherings, which I remember from when I was growing up, and even as an adult I always dreamt about what I could bring to the hotel if I were to manage it. I am excited about the new role and working closely with the team to bring the experience to life.”
The Cottage in the Wood Malvern’s owner Nick Davies said: “With his passion for the industry and his trendsetting vision, Michael is joining our young and dynamic team and has many ideas for the hotel, bar, and restaurant. This is a great time for The Cottage in the Wood and we are looking forward to seeing what 2024 will bring with Michael at the helm.”
In early 2022, a five-year refurbishment plan was completed at the property.