Crossways, United Kingdom (PressExposure) April 24, 2008 -- The Derwent Manor in Allensford, Northumberland, has appointed Karl Sharman as General Manager to lead the 70 strong teams at the distinctive country hotel. Karl joins the Derwent Manor following extensive experience at a variety of hotels and spas across the country.
With a career spanning over 15 years at the luxury Classic Lodges hotel chain, Legacy Hotelsâ Royal Victoria and the Gilsland Spa in Carlisle, Karl has relocated back to the region to his familyâs roots and will be responsible for managing the 48 room hotel, located in the heart of the Northumbria countryside.
Karl comments: I'm delighted to join the Derwent Manor and to become part of Oxford Hotels & Inns group. The Derwent Manor has great potential and I look forward to the wealth of challenges the job has to offer. With its first rate facilities, dedicated team and an extensive wedding offering that I am keen to develop, Iâm hoping to put the hotel firmly on the map for business, leisure, conferences and weddings in the North East.â
Mark Edwards, managing director of Oxford Hotels & Inns, which operates over 60 hotels across the UK, said: "We are very pleased to welcome Karl to the Oxford Hotels & Inns team and I look forward to working with him in developing the Derwent Manor.â
About Oxford Hotel:
Oxford Hotels & Inns operates a portfolio of more than 60 hotels and inns and 150 pubs across the UK including the Carnoustie Golf Hotel, home of the 2007 British Open Golf Championship, Stonefield Castle at Loch Fyne in Scotland, Derwent Manor Hotel in Northumberland and the Cornwallis Hotel in Suffolk. Further information on the full range of hotels can be found at www.oxfordhotelsandinns.com [http://www.oxfordhotelsandinns.com]