Hand Picked Hotels has announced the appointment of Mark Platt as General Manager of St Pierre Park Hotel, Spa and Golf resort in Guernsey, the Channel Islands.
An established hotelier with over 30 years’ experience working with global hotel brands in the UK and overseas - including IHG (Intercontinental Hotel Group), Accor and Hilton - Mark joins Hand Picked Hotels from his recent positon as General Manager of The Majestic Hotel in Harrogate.
Mark commented, “I am delighted to have joined Hand Picked Hotels to lead the team at St Pierre Park, which has the most comprehensive facilities on the island for business, leisure and private functions and a committed and passionate team. I am looking forward to building upon the success of our newly relaunched and award-winning health club and spa, as well as continuing a comprehensive programme of bedroom upgrades and enhancements to our food and beverage offering to further establish the hotel as the island’s premium leisure and business resort.”
Douglas Waddell, Hand Picked Hotels’ Operations Director, commented, “Mark brings to the hotel extensive knowledge of the industry and the Channel Islands market and has a proven track record in driving customer satisfaction and revenue which is key to the role. As well as supporting further growth in the leisure and wellness market, Mark is focused on expanding the local and residential conference, meetings and private events segment of the business and I’m pleased to welcome him on board.”
St Pierre Park is one of three Channel Island properties in the Hand Picked Hotels’ portfolio of 20 country house hotel and spa resorts. The hotel has 131 bedrooms, an AA Rosette restaurant - The Pavilion - seven flexible function rooms for private and corporate events and a health club and spa with an indoor swimming pool, a sun terrace with outdoor spa pool, a relaxation lounge and five treatment rooms offering a range of ELEMIS signature treatments. Set within 35 acres of manicured gardens and parkland, the hotel also boasts tennis courts and has a 9-hole Tony Jacklin-designed golf course onsite with an all new £2m driving range and adventure golf experience.
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Hand Picked Hotels, created by former lawyer turned hotelier Julia Hands, is the leading collection of architecturally stunning country house hotels - built for pleasure and continuing a centuries-old tradition of offering guests an indulgent yet attainable country house experience, with a contemporary twist.
The award-winning collection is renowned for exquisite food, fine wines and bespoke service by Hand Picked people in stylish, relaxing surroundings. There are a total of 17 classically British hotels in beautiful settings across England and Scotland and 3 Channel Island resorts, with locations ranging from the New Forest and Jersey to Yorkshire and Edinburgh.
Hand Picked Hotels has won an impressive number of awards, with 15 hotels awarded two AA rosette status and Grand Jersey holding three rosettes. Ten hotels have achieved red star status which means they stand out as the very best in the British Isles. There are also ten hotels with spas offering the latest therapies and treatments to promote wellbeing and relaxation.