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Swinton Park announces new General Manager

Claire Jones
Swinton Park in the Yorkshire Dales has announced the appointment of Claire Jones as the hotel’s new General Manager on 23 February 2015.
Claire previously held the position of Estate Hotel Manager at The Raithwaite Estate in Whitby, North Yorkshire, and brings a wealth of expertise and ambition to this role.

Prior to this, Claire was General Manager for Contessa Hotels, which operates two luxury boutique hotels in the Wirral area of Merseyside, The Hillbark Hotel and Spa and The Leverhulme Hotel.

Felicity Cunliffe-Lister, owner of Swinton Park, said: “We are thrilled to have Claire on board, as she is a dedicated and highly-accomplished manager with a natural empathy for the Yorkshire countryside and way of life.

“Claire has the skills and experience required to manage a complex project that includes not just a luxury hotel but also a cookery school, glamping campsite, café and Estate activities.

“With experience of spa development and management, Claire will be key to the successful launch of our Country Club and Spa which will include a second restaurant, coffee shop and destination gardens later in the year.”

Luxury country retreat Swinton Park offers a high quality of service and accommodation. The hotel’s 31 guest rooms, including five suites (one of which is set on three floors in the turret), boast individual styling, extensive space and designs themed around the history and industry of nearby towns and villages.

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