De Vere Tortworth Court, part of the De Vere portfolio of country estate hotels, has announced the appointments of Raphael Herzog as General Manager and Neil Parry as Deputy General Manager. The appointments come following the hotel’s recent £multimillion refurbishment, which has seen the opening of the new 1853 Restaurant and Bar and Library Bar, renovation of The Orangery and significant enhancements to the property’s meetings and events spaces.
Raphael joins De Vere Tortworth Court with more than 15 years’ experience in the hotel and hospitality industry. Raphael’s previous roles include, Hotel Manager and General Manager at the 4* Holiday Inn Bristol, General Manager at the 4* Bristol Hotel – part of The Doyle Collection, and General Manager at the 5* Courthouse Doubletree by Hilton.
Raphael commented on his appointment: “After admiring the hotel from afar, I’m thrilled to be joining the team at De Vere Tortworth Court. The recent completion of the phase one refurbishment already presents us with many opportunities to position the property as the luxury country hotel in the area.”
He continued: “The recent refurbishment has included renovation to our 14 meeting and events spaces, including our impressive Orangery, which was built in 1874 and boasts an ornamental glass ceiling and windows with Victorian detailing. This overhaul plays a big role in our efforts to better serve our clients by offering inspiring and motivating event spaces.”
To support Raphael’s appointment, Neil Parry joins De Vere Tortworth Court as Deputy General Manager from his position as Hotel Manager at the DoubleTree by Hilton Cheltenham. Neil’s hotel and hospitality experience stretches over 18 years with roles including, General Manager at the Holiday Inn Express in Cardiff, Deputy General Manager at the Holiday Inn Bristol and Food & Beverage Manager and Operations Manager at Hampton by Hilton.
Situated in 30-acres of stunning parkland, De Vere Tortworth Court effortlessly combines original mansion house features with 21st-century style. This can be seen throughout the hotel’s 201 bedrooms, 14 meetings and events spaces, three dining outlets including the 1853 Restaurant & Bar, which serves classic British dishes and it located in the mansion house’s original library, and the Leaf Spa, which features a fully equipped gym, sauna and steam rooms as well as six treatment rooms.