New man in charge at North Somerset hotel

A new general manager has been appointed at a South West  four-star hotel.

Gareth Ireland has joined DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House in Congresbury, North Somerset where he will take control of the day-to-day running of the hotel, house and Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill.

With over 20 years’ experience in the hospitality sector Gareth was previously general manager at the Aztec Hotel & Spa in north Bristol.

Gareth said: “Cadbury House has a great reputation across the hospitality and hotel sector. It’s a phenomenal venue and is a very well-balanced business when you combine the different elements such as the hotel, meeting and conference facilities, restaurant, wedding offering and health club. It’s a great recipe for success.

“Being affiliated with the Hilton brand makes its proposition incredibly strong and is one I’ll be looking to build on over the coming months. It’s regarded as being one of the world’s best four-star brands and often influences people’s decisions on where they want to stay.

“Also, being independently owned, allows the venue the autonomy to react to market conditions much quicker than other operators and it’s that culture I’m looking forward to being a part of.

“My aims are to build on the strength of the team, improve service excellence and implement a natural form of hospitality where we have a guest first focus.

“The opportunity to work with Nick (Taplin) was also too good an opportunity to miss. His vision and energy is second-to-none and I hope to help channel Nick’s passion to make Cadbury House the venue of choice for both business and leisure travellers from all across the UK.”