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Dorchester Collection Appoints Zoe Jenkins as General
New Country House Hotel, Coworth Park near Ascot, UK
November 25, 2009: Dorchester Collection is pleased to announce the appointment of Zoe Jenkins in the role of General Manager for Coworth Park, its new 70-room country house estate and spa to open in Summer 2010.
For the past six months Ms Jenkins has been overseeing the pre-opening project and launch plans as Director of Operations. In her new role as General Manager she will report directly to Christopher Cowdray, Chief Executive, Dorchester Collection.
Ms Jenkins has a long career with The Dorchester where she has worked for the past 15 years, most recently as Food & Beverage Director. Prior to joining The Dorchester Ms Jenkins worked in conference and banqueting management positions at a number of other luxury London hotels including Hotel Intercontinental Hyde Park , The Hyde Park Hotel in Knightsbridge and The Park Lane Hotel on Piccadilly.
Commenting on her new role Ms Jenkins said, "It’s a dream come true to be given the chance to run a country house hotel, especially one that will be as prestigious as Coworth Park. It has everything going for it - close proximity to London, a Georgian manor house set in absolutely stunning grounds, and beautifully designed rooms and suites. I believe it’s going to set a new standard in terms of luxury country house hotels in the UK."
Christopher Cowdray, Chief Executive of Dorchester Collection commented, "We are thrilled Zoe is going to be General Manager of our new hotel. She’s well respected in the industry and has had a very successful career at The Dorchester. This is a great opportunity for her to develop her career within Dorchester Collection. These are exciting times for the company. We are opening two new hotels next year, Coworth Park and also 45 Park Lane in London, and we continue to invest in our other 7 hotels around the world. Dorchester Collection is definitely in growth mode and ultimately I would like us to have 15 hotels by 2015.”
Coworth Park comprises a Georgian manor house, converted stable block and cottages set in 240 acres of mature parkland in the stunning Royal Berkshire countryside. On the doorstep of Windsor Great Park and Wentworth Golf Course guests at Coworth Park will be able to enjoy numerous outdoor leisure pursuits as well as its eco-luxury spa with 10 treatment rooms and swimming pool. Coworth Park will be the only hotel in the UK to have two polo fields and an equestrian centre stabling some 40 horses. There will also be a marquee set up in the grounds for wedding and social events catering for up to 250 people.