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Crossbasket Castle, a luxury hotel near Glasgow, is expanding its offerings with a £15m investment, including a new hotel wing, eco-friendly lodges, spa, and restaurant. In anticipation of its August launch, the castle plans to hire 50 new staff across various roles like reception, kitchen, and hospitality. The venue’s Trocadero restaurant, overseen by Michelin-star chef Michel Roux Jr., aims to provide a top-tier experience for guests. Managing Director Graeme Green highlights the excitement surrounding the project and emphasises training opportunities for all skill levels. An open day will provide interested individuals with insight into available positions.

The Randolph Hotel has welcomed Chris Godfrey as its new executive head chef. With over 25 years of experience, including a Michelin Star-awarded tenure at The Sir Charles Napier, Godfrey will lead culinary operations across various dining areas at The Randolph. His menu at The Alice focuses on seasonal ingredients and draws inspiration from his global culinary experiences. Godfrey’s commitment to sourcing local produce aligns with the hotel’s ethos, promising fresh and flavorful dishes for guests.

Address Sligo, the latest addition to The Address Collective hotel group, opened its doors following an €8m (£6.85m) investment. The boutique hotel, inspired by Sligo’s natural beauty, offers 61 beds and a range of amenities, including a wellness spa. Owners Brian and Ciara McGettigan express their dedication to the local community and highlight the hotel’s design, which seamlessly blends modern luxury with traditional elements. Address Sligo marks the group’s fifth property, reflecting their commitment to curated hospitality experiences.

The Capital Hotel and Apartments in Knightsbridge revealed the latest phase of its guest room refurbishment project. Designed by JSJ Design, the interiors draw inspiration from Knightsbridge’s history and the Pre-Raphaelite art movement. Deluxe guest rooms feature bespoke furnishings and artwork, paying homage to prominent Pre-Raphaelite artists. The refurbishment extends beyond guest rooms to include corridors and public areas, ensuring a cohesive and luxurious experience for guests. Hotel manager Solomon Khaddour underscores the hotel’s commitment to exceeding guest expectations through meticulous design and attention to detail.


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