New General Manager for Dalhousie Castle hotel

Mark Rawlings-Lloyd

Dalhousie Castle part of the Robert Parker Collection of hotels has appointed Mark Rawlings-Lloyd as General Manager.

Mark joins Dalhousie Castle from Eshott Hall, a boutique Northumberland country house also part of the RP Collection.

Mark is a highly experienced hotelier, and has spent over 30 years in the hotel industry. He has worked in a number of 5 star corporate and private sector hotels, including; South Lodge Hotel in West Sussex, the Grand Harbour Hotel in Southampton and Murrayshall Hotel in Perth.

In taking up the reins at Dalhousie Castle, Mark will be responsible for the management of one of Scotland’s oldest inhabited castles, and one of its most prestigious hotels.

Located on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Dalhousie Castle is an exclusive 35 bedroomed hotel, which has extensive conference facilities, luxury spa and a 2 AA rosette restaurant. Offering both UK wide and international appeal, it lends itself perfectly to both the leisure and business markets.

Mark is delighted to have been invited to take up his new appointment at this prestigious property: “Dalhousie is most certainly recognised as one of Scotland’s leading hotels. As General Manager, my aim is to work with our highly qualitied team of staff to drive the business forward and to further develop both our UK and international markets.

“Working within the RP Collection of hotels, I fully understand the level of commitment and focus that we put on customer service. We are meticulous about providing, the most memorable hotel and dining experience and I am looking forward to working with the award winning team here at Dalhousie, to welcome both past, present and future guests.”

During the last twelve months, Dalhousie Castle has had a resounding success in terms of accolades and achievements. They won Castle Hotel of the Year for Scotland in the National Scottish Hotel Awards 2016 and swept the boards at the Regional Scottish Hotel Awards winning regional award for castle of the year, wedding hotel of the year, events team of the year, housekeeper of the year and hotel manager of the year. The hotel also has also recently received the prestigious AA Hotel Silver Star Award and Two Rosettes.

On announcing details of this key appointment for the company, Paul Hawkins, Director of the Robert Parker Collection said: “Dalhousie is a Scottish jewel and one of our flagship properties within the Robert Parker portfolio. With its historic status and the ever increasing list of awards, Dalhousie is set to become one of the finest destination hotels in Britain. Mark has all the attributes and experience to really take this hotel forward to the next level.”

Dalhousie is part of The Robert Parker Collection a privately owned group of six luxury hotels located across the North of England and Southern Scotland. This collection includes the multi-award winning Doxford Hall, Eshott Hall and Guyzance Hall in Northumberland, Ednam House in the Scottish Borders and the Wordsworth Hotel in the famous English Lake District as well as Dalhousie Castle.