Formerly the front of house manager at the property, the hotel said Cappadona was “handpicked” by owners Alan and Angela Harper, who “recognised her as a huge asset to [the hotel]”.
Cappadona, who was previously restaurant manager for La Brasserie at The Chester Grosvenor Hotel, said she is “committed to ensuring that Palé Hall’s growing reputation for guest service is maintained”. Additionally, Philip Newman-Hall, former director of Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, has been appointed as an advisor and mentor to the team at the hotel.
Angela Harper said: “We are incredibly happy to appoint Debbie as General Manager at Palé Hall. Working with her for the last four months, Debbie has been invaluable to us and the wider team and we are delighted she has accepted this role.”
Commenting on her appointment Cappadona added: “I’m thrilled and honoured that the Harpers have entrusted me with the responsibility of leading the talented Palé Hall team through the next stage of the hotel’s journey.
“I’m really looking forward to continuing Palé’s amazing achievements over the last two years and bringing my experience and passion to this magnificent property with its rich history. I couldn’t be more excited.”
Newman-Hall said: “I am delighted to be working with Angela and Alan Harper on mentoring their young and enthusiastic team at Palé Hall. They have shown by their dedication to this lovely property that it is possible to reinvigorate a house and bring it back to life with the highest standards.
“No other privately owned country house hotel, that I can think of, has achieved so many accolades in such a short space of time and I am sure that I can, with them and Debbie help develop the team to continue to provide exceptional levels of food and service to their guests in this beautiful part of Wales.”