Hoar Cross Hall names new managing director

Barons Eden, the luxury hotel and spa group, has announced the appointment of Michael Stott as Hoar Cross Hall's new managing director.
As an experienced travel and hospitality professional with more than 30 years of experience, Michael previously held senior positions at award-winning locations, such as Macdonald Resorts and Whittlebury Hall & Spa.

In his new position at Hoar Cross Hall, Michael plans to grow the team, support professional development, and work with the business on its sustainability goals.

Commenting on the appointment Edward Law, director, Barons Eden said: “We have a strong and ambitious strategy for Barons Eden and our hotel and spas, therefore it has been important that we get the right team around us to propel us onto the next phase of the business. We are absolutely delighted that Michael has joined us at Hoar Cross Hall, as he has a huge amount of experience in the sector that we know will support and positively affect our business.”

He continued, “Following what has been a challenging period for the industry as a whole, we are now looking to a bright future and have therefore ensured that we have invested heavily in fortifying our teams. In addition to Michael's recent appointment, we have commenced a strong recruitment drive of nearly 80 people across our two properties, with more to come, as well as a recent key appointment in James St Claire-Jones, our talented Executive Chef at Hoar Cross Hall. This is an incredibly exciting time for us and we are thrilled to be growing the Barons Eden family.”

Michael adds: “Now is the perfect time for me to join the already fantastic team at Hoar Cross Hall. After the uncertainty of the last two years, customer experience and innovation have never been more important, and I am looking forward to implementing some exciting new projects across each offering at our incredible destination over the next twelve months.”