Bespoke Hotels has appointed Richard Hartley to the role of general manager at the Talbot Inn, Ripley, ahead of the historic property’s re-launch this summer, following a significant £1 million investment.
Hartley’s previous roles include six years within the Bespoke Hotels group as general manager of the Lugger Hotel, Portloe, during which time he secured two AA Rosettes for the restaurant, alongside Hotel of the Year accolades. Richard has also held roles at Royal Kings Arms Hotel in Lancaster, and the Imperial Hotel in Blackpool.
“I am delighted to be joining The Talbot at such a crucial stage for the business,” said Hartley. “The opportunity to revitalise a property with such incredible history is an exciting one, and I am looking forward to re-establishing the Talbot’s reputation as a key regional wedding venue.”