Bespoke Hotels name senior leaders
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Bespoke Hotels names senior leaders

UK: Independent hotel group Bespoke Hotels has named Richard Grove as chief operating officer and appointed two general managers.


Bespoke Hotels takes over 40 ex-Shearings properties

UK: 40 hotel assets formerly owned and operated by Shearings Hotels, which went into administration in May, has come under management by Bespoke Hotels in a five-year agreement. The hotels include: The Derwentwater, The Windermere, The Pitlochry Hydro Hotel, The Caledonian, The Ship and Castle, and the St George. Others

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Bespoke Hotels appoints CEO

UK: Thomas Greenall has been promoted to the position of chief executive at Bespoke Hotels, effective from 1 July 2020. Greenall has been with the company for almost nine years, and has held the position of commercial director from November 2016. The move will see cofounder Haydn Fentum step up


Checking in with Robin Sheppard, chairman of Bespoke Hotels

In the first of a regular series, we check in with leading hoteliers and general managers to get an exclusive glimpse into their careers, their lives and their ambitions. This time, we speak to Robin Sheppard, chairman of Bespoke Hotels. I enjoy my job because… It is varied, exciting and


Bespoke Hotels adds The Manor Country House Hotel to portfolio

UK: Bespoke Hotels has announced it has added Oxforshire-based Grade II* The Manor Country House Hotel to its growing portfolio. Located in the Oxfordshire countryside, the hotel is just a short distance from the historic city of Oxford, the Cotswolds, Blenheim Palace, and the world-famous Bicester Shopping Village. Featuring 32


Bespoke Hotels take over management of Oddfellows Hotels

UK: Jonathan Slater, owner of Chester-based Oddfellows Management Company, has announced he is stepping down from running Oddfellows Chester and Oddfellows on The Park. The management will be passed to Bespoke Hotels under a new contract, while the investors behind the boutique hotel collection will continue to own the hotels.


Bespoke Hotels marks 20th anniversary

UK: Bespoke Hotels enters its third decade of operations in 2019 as the UK’s largest independent hotel group, with more than 200 properties worldwide. Founded in 1999 by Robin Sheppard and Haydn Fentum, the company has seen consistent growth across the company, with Bespoke now managing over 9,500 hotel rooms


Bespoke Hotels to open NYC-inspired Hotel Brooklyn in Manchester

UK: Work is underway on the 191-key new-build Hotel Gotham on Portland Street, Manchester. The property, which is being built next to the Townhouse Hotel, which is also managed by Hotel Gotham, will be a “homage to the Golden Age of New York City”. It will feature 191 rooms, a


Bespoke Hotels to run fifth Chester property

UK: Bespoke Hotels has taken over the running of the Mill Hotel & Spa in Chester Bespoke Hotels has announced that it has taken over the running of the Mill Hotel & Spa in Chester. The firm secured a long-term lease to run the hotel following its recent sale to