Willem Verhoeven joins the Belfry hotel as general manager

10 December 2012 by
Willem Verhoeven joins the Belfry hotel as general manager

A new general manager has taken up his appointment at the Belfry, ahead of a £30m refurbishment of the iconic hotel and golf resort in Warwickshire.

He previously worked in the UK, initially between 2002 and 2006, when he rose to the position of food and beverage manager at the St Andrews Bay Golf Resort & Spa in Scotland, and then later, from 2008 to 2010, as general manager at the Malmaison in Edinburgh.

A graduate in hospitality administration from the International University for Hotel Management in the Netherlands, Verhoeven said: "The Belfry is hugely impressive with a beautiful property and superb facilities set in a wonderful location and this is a fantastic opportunity to be part of the exciting future that is planned.

"My career has been diverse and I want to bring all of my experience in food and beverage, hotel, conference and golf to help elevate The Belfry even further."

Earlier this year KSL Capital Partners bought the Belfry and brought in the De Vere Group to manage the hotel, with the intention of returning it to its glory days, during which it hosted the Ryder Cup on four occasions between 1985 and 2002.

Last month, it was announced that Lynn Hood, former operations director of City Inn (later rebranded as Mint Inn) had joined the Belfry, which has three golf courses within its 550-acre estate, as managing director.

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By Janet Harmer

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