People Moves: Shaun Robins, Pascal Desmet, Marie Agustsson…

12 August 2004
People Moves: Shaun Robins, Pascal Desmet, Marie Agustsson…

All the latest appointments and promotions…



The 200-bedroom York Moat House has a new general manager, Shaun Robins. Shaun has been with Moat House for

almost a decade, latterly running the company's 140-bedroom Hertfordshire hotel in Markyate. Taking up Shaun's old post is Kevin Fraser, who has worked at seven Moat Houses, the last of which was the Harlow/Stansted Moat House. Hreinn Agustssonand his wife Marie have left the Patio Hotel in Clydebank, Strathclyde, to join the three-star, 114-bedroom Tulip Inn in Glasgow. Hreinn joins as deputy general manager, while Marie becomes front office manager. They held similar positions at the Patio Hotel.
Pascal Desmet has been appointed executive chef of the 120-bedroom Radisson SAS hotel in Belfast, which opens next month. Pascal previously held the same position at the company's hotel in Letterkenny, County Donegal. Angela Taylor, former chef de partie at the Ritz in London, has become executive chef at the 45-seat Mes'anges restaurant at the Cadogan Hotel in London's Knightsbridge. ### Plus… The BHA's chief executive, Bob Cotton, has been elected the next president of Hospitality Action, an industry charity. He takes over from Garry Hawkes, who steps down at the end of the month after eight years at the helm. If you have moved jobs recently or received a promotion and would like to feature in this column, please e-mail your details to Buy this week's *Caterer* for more People Moves
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