A hotel that collapsed into administration in 2019 is now recruiting for staff as it plans to reopen. Caer Rhun Hall had once once part of Gavin Woodhouse’s hotel empire after his company Northern Powerhouse Developments (NPD), bought it for £1m in 2015.
The high court appointed Philip Francis Duffy and Sarah Helen Bell, of Duff & Phelps Ltd, as administrators of the hotel in August 2019 as well as three NPD hotels in Llandudno – Belmont, Llandudno Bay, and Queens.
Caer Rhun closed in January 2020 but was snapped up for £760,000 towards the end of 2021. The owners are Tokyo Industries (Snowdonia) Limited, run by Aaron Mellor, who started Toyko Industries in 1997. That firm operates 47 bars, clubs, venues in the UK and seven International sites in Dubai, Palm Springs, LA, Croatia and Ibiza.
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Now the firm is seeking new staff for the historic hotel that offers 32 bedrooms. This includes a new hotel operations manager role with a potential salary of £45K. The firm says they would need to be ready to start by March ahead of the April reopening.
They said: “Caer Rhun Hall is opening in April 2023. We are now looking to recruit the best people for our opening team.
“Caer Rhun, nestled in the stunning Conwy countryside, will open with 32 stunning bedrooms, cosy and relaxing lounge bar, breakfast room and great event spaces.”
Aberconwy MS Janet Finch-Saunders said: “It is delightful news that such an iconic building is going to be put to good use again. I have enjoyed several events at the Hall and am sure that it has a bright future.
“I look forward to meeting with the new owners in due course. I am sure that they will want to preserve the building, provide high quality local jobs, and help boost the local economy, so I wish them the best of luck.”
NPD’s former hotels in Llandudno have now been bought by Everbright Hotels. Two have been reopened while Queens is due to be revamped and reopened.
- Caer Rhun Hall dates from 1895 and was built for a Major-General Gough, who was Lieutenant Governor of Jersey between 1904 to 1910. Ronald Anderson founded an accountancy school at the site nearly 70 years ago but this closed in 2015 and the site sold by his son John Anderson.
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