Down Hall Country House hotel hires Andrew Oxley as GM

08 April 2014 by
Down Hall Country House hotel hires Andrew Oxley as GM

Andrew Oxley has been appointed general manager of Down Hall Country House hotel, near Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, after spending five years at the Coppid Beech Hotel.

He joins the four-star, 99-bedroom hotel one year after two guests drowned in the property's swimming pool.

A statement announcing Oxley's appointment, said that among his new responsibilities, he will be responsible for safeguarding health and safety procedures.

He will also drive forward standards and ensure revenue and expenditure are in line with budget, motivate the team and ensure the smooth running of events and hotel stays, while being responsible for the day to day management of the hotel and its employees.

The hotel has recently completed a £1.5m refurbishment of 71 bedrooms and Oxley said he is "delighted" to join the hotel at what is a very exciting phase and time of positive change.

"The £1.5m refurbishment of 71 bedrooms, including state of the art kitchen and the installation of a hi-tech gymnasium has finished and the meeting room's refurbishment is close to completion, ready for our launch party in April.

"I look forward to working alongside the team to grow the business and continue to provide guests with first class service."

Oxley has more than 15 years' experience in the hospitality industry during which time he has worked at the Macdonald Bath Spa, Oakley Court, Tylney Hall and Hartwell House & Spa.

Down Hall Country House hotel is owned by Veladail Hotel Group and is a sister property of Flemings Hotel in Mayfair.

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