As part of Legacy Hotels & Resorts redevelopment programme, the hotel appointed Gary Install as general manager at Crabwall Manor Hotel & Spa, just outside Chester city centre, six months ago. Gary brings over thirty years’ experience of hotel management and an extensive resume of senior hotel management knowledge to this role.
Having a history of working with Legacy Hotels & Resorts, as well as with Chief Executive Officer Andy Townsend during their days at Lansbury Hotel together, the appointment has been an additional strengthening of the Legacy team. Gary has undertaken hotel management roles throughout the UK, as far south as Lewes near Brighton, all the way up to the Isle of Islay in Scotland. Gary is well versed in approaching properties with a fresh perspective and driving success.
“I’m delighted to be working with Legacy Hotels again and relish the opportunity to assist in the next stages of a fabulous property. The team has been incredibly welcoming, and I have been thrilled with the response from guests to our latest plans and activities,” said Gary about his appointment.
Gary has seen some exciting plans come to fruition during his first six months, including the refurbishment of the leisure facilities and gym. They have also recruited a new Head Chef, Peter Hazlehurst, who has been tasked with transforming all of the menus and growing the restaurant side of the business. Moreover, Gary has also been the driving force behind the start of a new project to add an additional seven guest bedrooms to the historic property.
Speaking about the future months, Gary said: “The next six months will be just as exciting as we develop new wedding packages, launch a new afternoon tea menu, and host our very first Murder Mystery dinner in September. There’s a lot of new opportunities to get excited about!”
The four-star Crabwall Manor Hotel & Spa in Chester comprises 48 elegant bedrooms and suites, the Earl of Chester restaurant, and a locally renowned spa. Set in over 10 acres of landscaped grounds, the Grade II listed property plays host to around 80 weddings a year across five stylish function rooms.