Dalhouise Castle, the former Von Essen hotel near Edinburgh, which was sold earlier this year, has confirmed the appointment of Alan Fry as general manager.
Originally from South Africa, Fry, who joined Dalhousie from Cromlix House hotel in Kinbuck, said that his aim was to enhance both accommodation and service levels at the hotel.
"I will be taking time to train staff to the exceptionally high standards that both myself and the hotel owner are expecting and I look forward to promoting the castle as a unique venue for both individual residents, wedding couples and corporate organisations," he explained.
"As a castle we have the luxury of some incredible hospitality opportunities, such as a restaurant set within the castle dungeon. I am confident the pending investment of both money and time will take this hotel to the next level and I look forward to ensuring this fine hotel upholds a reputation for fine dining and wonderful hospitality".
Dating back to the 13th century, Dalhousie Castle sits within a nine-acre estate on the banks of the River Esk . It is now part of a portfolio of properties owned by the Parkers, which includes Doxford Hall, Eshott Hall and Guyzance Hall, all located in north Northumberland.
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