Senior appointment at Matfen Hall Hotel and Spa

Matfen Hall Hotel and Spa, near Hexham, has recruited Paul Walker who joins from Rockcliffe Hall, Country Durham

Paul Walker, new operations manager at Matfen Hall
Paul Walker, new operations manager at Matfen Hall

A Northumberland hotel has strengthened its management team with the appointment of a new operations manager.

Matfen Hall Hotel and Spa, near Hexham, has recruited Paul Walker who joins from Rockcliffe Hall, Country Durham, where he spent three years as food and beverage manager, having previously held senior management positions at hotels across North Yorkshire.

In his new role at Matfen Hall, the privately owned ancestral home of Sir Hugh and Lady Blackett, Walker will be tasked with maintaining and raising standards across all areas of the 300-acre, 53-bed hotel, which also has a 27 hole golf course and spa and leisure club with.

He said: “Matfen Hall has a superb reputation within the hotel industry. It’s a superb example of what a family owned hotel should be and every single person I’ve met is justifiably proud to work there.”

Managing director Bernard Bloodworth added: “We are delighted to welcome Paul to Matfen Hall,

“His management experience combined with extensive industry qualifications will make him a considerable asset to our team.”

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