Coming from previous roles within hotel management at various locations within the north west with Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants, the hotel group said his “wealth of experience and knowledge perfectly lends him to this historical property”.
The Grade II listed property has recently undergone a refurbishment to its leisure and spa facilities. Other recent additions include, seven new bedrooms within the manor house, a new outdoor licensed wedding space and continued developments to the hotel’s restaurant offering.
Commenting on his appointment, Hardman said: “It has been such a whirlwind of activity that I’ve barely noticed the time passing! Everything is so focused on ensuring a great experience for the guest, that is has been a truly exciting time to be involved with the property.
“We have some incredibly important projects coming up that I think our guests will be thrilled about, and I’m looking forward to getting stuck in even further as these progress.”