Richard Young steps down from Great Fosters after 20 years in post

Posted in News, People on 7 January, 2019

Richard Young, the Managing Director of the 4 Red Star, Grade 1 listed Great Fosters, has stepped down after 20 years in post as he looks to pastures new for a fresh challenge.

The experienced hotelier, who has maintained Great Fosters position as one of Surrey’s most pre-eminent hotels for two decades, has decided to embark on a new course, having taken the hotel to new heights during his tenure.

Richard Young said of his decision: “It’s been a fantastic 20 years at Great Fosters and in that time, I’ve experienced the high and lows of our trade; negotiating some tricky waters including the financial crash, while helping to implement new technologies and overcoming various crises and changes in consumer demands, all while maintaining a continuously standout offering that has enticed Great Fosters’ guests to return time and time again.”

Great Fosters has recently been acquired by Alexander Hotels, a leading hotel group, which has added the venue to a luxury portfolio that already includes the 5 Star Alexander House in West Sussex, Rowhill Grange Hotel in Kent, as well as Barnett Hill and Langshott Manor in Surrey.

Ian Heath, Operations Director at Alexander Hotels said: “We’d like to wish Richard all the best in his future endeavours. We’re excited to take this on and build on the success of what is already a fantastic property and offering.”

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