New appointments at Woodlands Park Hotel and Norton House Hotel & Spa

Hand Picked Hotels, the UK’s leading independent collection of country house hotels and spa resorts, has announced two new general manager appointments: Peter Dornom at Norton House Hotel & Spa near Edinburgh and Richard Storey at Woodlands Park Hotel in Surrey.

Dornom is a seasoned hotelier with over 33 years’ experience in the hospitality industry and joins Norton House Hotel after 23 years with Marriott and Whitbread, most recently following 15 years as general manager of the Marriott in Edinburgh.

Storey joins Woodlands Park Hotel in Cobham, Surrey, with extensive experience in the region having worked in multiple locations across the South East. Richard moves across to Hand Picked Hotels after nine years with IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), most recently as general manager of the Crowne Plaza Marlow and prior to that at the Holiday Inn Chessington.

Both roles report into Hand Picked Hotels’ operations director, Douglas Waddell, who commented on the appointments: “I am delighted to welcome Peter and Richard to the Hand Picked Hotels family. Both Peter and Richard bring exceptional industry and market knowledge to their operations, and this, combined with their steadfast commitment to customer service and strong people development skills, position them as ideal leaders within our business. I look forward to working with them as we further strengthen our team and grow our customer base.”

Martin Fullard


Martin Fullard

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