A boutique hotel and wedding venue has appointed a new general manager, who has nearly 40 years of experience in the industry.
Margaret Livingstone-Evans has taken on the role at Eshott Hall, located between Alnwick and Morpeth.
She will be responsible for overseeing the general day-to-day management of the hotel, a role in which she is very familiar, following her time as general manager of Ednam House in the Scottish Borders.
Eshott Hall was totally refurbished in 2010 and is home to a two AA Rosette Restaurant. It is part of the Robert Parker Collection of hotels, as is Ednam House.
Margaret lives near Ponteland and has a great affinity with Northumberland. She is delighted to have taken on the role at Eshott.
She said: “I am extremely excited about my new appointment at Eshott and look forward to taking the business from strength to strength.
“Coming from Ednam House, I am familiar with the running of the hotels within the Robert Parker Collection and have previously built rapport with the staff at the hotel. Eshott is a magnificent property and without a doubt one of Northumberland’s hidden gems.
“The standard of the services offered there is excellent and their menu really focuses on local produce. I look forward to working with the team at Eshott to drive the hotel forward and showcase what a wonderful venue it is.”
Margaret has a wealth of experience within the hospitality industry and has managed hotels with some of the UK’s leading hotel groups.
Her previous roles include director of Hotelminders, general hotel manager at Swallow Hotels, and nine years as hotel general manager with Scottish and Newcastle Retail. She has also worked as operations manager for Sunderland Association Football Club.
Doxford Hall and Guyzance Hall in Northumberland are also part of the Robert Parker Collection.