Five-star hotel hires restaurant manager
A five-star hotel has hired a new restaurants and bars manager who is returning to his North East roots.
Seaham Hall Hotel and Spa, County Durham, which recently completed a £100,000 refurbishment, has appointed Ben Hunt, originally from Yarm, to the position.
Hunt joins from five -tar Luton Hoo Hotel, Bedfordshire, having also previously held senior positions at Calcot Manor, Gloucestershire, four star Crathorne Hall in North Yorkshire and Ashdown Park Spa Hotel, East Sussex.
"It's wonderful not only to be back in the North East but to be at Seaham Hall," said Hunt. "I've been watching its development with interest and always aspired to work here.
"The standard of the food and beverage offering is exceptionally high and I am looking forward to working closely with executive chef Simon Bolsover to strengthen its reputation for superb, yet affordable, dining."
Ross Grieve, Seaham Hall Hotel’s general manager, added: "Ben joins us at a very exciting time as the hotel has regained its five-star status and is, once again, at the forefront of the region's leisure and hospitality industry."
Hunt will be responsible for the running of the hotel's two AA rosettes Byron's Bar and Grill and the pan Asian Ozone restaurant within its award winning Serenity Spa.