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Hotel Rendezvous appoints new resident manager

The 96 bedroom hotel is currently undergoing changes following the retirement of Skipton business couple Malcolm and Karen Weaving

Hotel Rendezvous has appointed Kim Jackson as its new resident manager in what it calls a “significant step” towards achieving a four-star rating.

The 96-bedroom hotel is currently undergoing changes following the retirement of Skipton business couple Malcolm and Karen Weaving.

It has been taken over by global management company First and Foremost who appointed Jackson to her position.

It said she brings a “wealth of experience” having worked in hospitality and event management across the world, including spells in South Africa, France and London.

Her remit is also to improve the restaurant to appeal to the local dining clientele and offer themed dining events on the purpose-built narrowboat The Graceful Swan.

She said: “I feel like I’ve definitely made a fantastic choice moving to Skipton over other opportunities I was offered; it’s a beautiful place and the hotel has so much potential. I’ve worked around the world with different cultures and people, but I have to say I’ve found that people from Yorkshire are the friendliest and most approachable.

“I have worked around the world, and extensively in the UK and London. I chose to take up this role on the doorstep of the Yorkshire Dales because of how friendly the people are, how great Yorkshire food is and the unique scenery in this area and. It even feels as though the air is genuinely fresher! It’s an amazing place.”

She added: “I think the main thing I can bring to the Rendezvous are some fresh ideas for the quiet months, introducing concepts that have proven successful elsewhere in my career.”

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