New General Manager on the Swinton Estate

Paul Hunter joins Swinton Estate

Swinton Estate is delighted to announce that Paul Hunter will be stepping into the role of General Manager in late Spring.

The general manager is responsible for leisure business across the Swinton Estate and will work as part of the Executive Leadership Team. His remit includes Swinton Park Hotel, with its intimate fine-dining experience Chef’s Table by Josh Barnes, classic British Samuel’s Restaurant and more relaxed Terrace Restaurant and Bar, and Swinton Country Club, which offers spa treatments, fitness and wellness experiences to hotel and day guests. Paul will also oversee bivouac, a glamping site with tree lodges and meadow yurts, and holiday cottages across the estate.

Ambitions for the leisure business on the Swinton Estate are high. A half a million-pound installation of a brand-new, state of the art kitchen has just been completed for Samuel’s Restaurant, with the latest technology helping drive down energy usage. The restaurant itself has recently been refurbished, and recruitment is underway to recruit a new head chef. The Swinton team has ambitions of securing Michelin and AA culinary awards across its dining establishments, including the new Chef’s Table experience led by chef patron Josh Barnes, being hosted in the Cookery School.

Sustainability is very high on the agenda for the leisure operations, too, with many initiatives already in place to minimise energy usage and reduce the carbon footprint. The hotel has attained Gold Standard in Green Tourism and received the AA Hospitality Sustainable Business Award.

“I am excited and proud to be joining the team at Swinton Estate. I greatly admire what Swinton stands for and what has been achieved so far,” says Paul. “I am thoroughly looking forward to working with the team as we focus on delivering an amazing and unforgettable leisure experience for our guests and visitors, whilst ensuring sustainability and our community are at the forefront of our minds.”

Paul will join Swinton Estate from his current role as general manager of the award-winning boutique hotel, No. 1 York. Prior to this, he has held roles including director of operations for Principal York (IHG) and area general manager for Criterion Hospitality, overseeing hotels in London.

Paul Hunter, General Manager, sitting on a chair

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