Claire Randall is Appointed General Manager at Bovey Castle

The South Terrace at Bovey Castle

Claire Randall is appointed General Manager of Bovey Castle, the five-red-star hotel and country estate located in Dartmoor National Park, Devon. She will start her role at the hotel in January 2020.

With over 30 years’ experience in the luxury hotel industry, Randall previously held the long-standing role of Managing Director at five-red-star property Lucknam Park, near Bath, before spending six months as General Manager of The Idle Rocks and St. Mawes Hotel in Cornwall.

Claire Randall, GM Bovey Castlre
Claire Randall.

Claire’s experience includes management positions at the Hyde Park Hotel in Knightsbridge, Gleneagles in Perthshire, the Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong and Hambleton Hall in Rutland. Claire also spent six years as a hotel and restaurant inspector for the Michelin Guide.

Mark Chambers, Managing Director, Eden Hotel Collection, said: “Claire brings superb experience to the role of General Manager at Bovey Castle. We are delighted to welcome Claire on board to further enhance and shape the hotel’s future development and success.”

Claire Randall, General Manager, Bovey Castle: “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining Bovey Castle in Dartmoor – one of the UK’s most iconic luxury country house hotels – which provides a wide range of experiences to guests coupled with hospitality of the highest quality.”

Some of the beautiful grounds surrounding Bovey Castle

Bovey Castle is set in 275 acres of countryside on Dartmoor National Park. It is the flagship of the Eden Hotel Collection. The castle has 60 bedrooms, 22 lodges, an 18-hole championship golf course and tennis courts. In addition, it has the Elan Spa – complete with Art Deco swimming pool. Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, treatment rooms and a dedicated Gentlemen’s Quarter – and its own deer park.

On-site experiences include falconry, archery, cider and sloe gin-making and 4×4 off-road driving.

The hotel’s 3 AA Rosette Great Western restaurant is overseen by talented Head Chef Mark Budd, who also manages the hotel’s casual dining option, Smith’s Brasserie.

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