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Cadbury House Hotel Near Bristol And Weston Appoints New General Manager

An historic hotel located between Bristol and Weston-super-Mare has appointed a new general manager.

Gareth Ireland has taken control of the day-to-day running of Cadbury House in Congresbury, North Somerset.

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The four-star accommodation has around 130 bedrooms and a steak restaurant and bar on its site on Cadbury Hill.

The original Cadbury House, which forms the central part of the venue, dates back to 1790 where it served as a private residence and later a country club. The hotel was purchased by Nick Taplin and Simon Matthews-Williams in 2003, with the facility undergoing a £28m renovation.

The hotel is now operated under hotel giant Hilton’s Double Tree brand.

Mr Ireland has more than 20 years experience in the hospitality sector, and was previously general manager at the Aztec Hotel and Spa, near the Aztec West business park on Bristol’s northern edge.

Mr Ireland said: “Cadbury House has a great reputation across the hospitality and hotel sector. It’s a phenomenal venue and is a very well-balanced business when you combine the different elements such as the hotel, meeting and conference facilities, restaurant, wedding offering and health club. It’s a great recipe for success.

“Being affiliated with the Hilton brand makes its proposition incredibly strong and is one I’ll be looking to build on over the coming months. It’s regarded as being one of the world’s best four-star brands and often influences people’s decisions on where they want to stay.”

Mr Ireland added that Cadbury House’s independent ownership allowed the venue to react “much quicker” to market conditions than other operators.

“The opportunity to work with Nick was also too good an opportunity to miss,” Mr Ireland said, adding: “His vision and energy is second-to-none and I hope to help channel Nick’s passion to make Cadbury House the venue of choice for both business and leisure travellers from all across the UK.”

Mr Ireland succeeds Brady Smith as general manager at Cadbury House. Earlier this year the hotel launched a drive to use suppliers within a five-mile radius of the venue, to further strengthen links with local businesses.

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