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Hatherley Manor

Stephen Trowbridge, General Manager

How long have you worked at Hatherley Manor Hotel and Spa? 15 Years.

What do you love most about your job? I love seeing this lovely Manor house grow and change over the years. I also love seeing the team do something special and going out of their way to make someone else’s day special.

What is your favourite thing about the hotel and spa? The fabulous sunsets that we get on the new terrace above the spa entrance. A close second is the Swallows room which is just a fabulous room that has so much character and individuality.

What do you like to do in your spare time? I love the outdoors – I’m a proper country boy. I also love the rugby and I recently bought myself a project camper van.

Where is your favourite place in the world? Put me anywhere by the sea and I'm happy.

What would people be surprised to know about you? I'm the youngest of nine children.

What are your favourite films? It would have to be Saving Private Ryan.

Harriet Mellon, Events Co-ordinator

How long have you worked at Hatherley Manor Hotel and Spa? 5 years, 4 months, 1 week & 4 days.

What do you love most about your job? The amazing range of people I meet and helping them to plan the perfect event.

What is your favourite thing about the hotel and spa? I love everything about it, so much so that I actually got married here.

What do you like to do in your spare time? I love to shop....... doesn't every girl? If I am not shopping I am most probably socialising and drinking Prosecco. I also love a holiday and visiting new places.

Where is your favourite place in the world? New York city, especially when it snows, I once got stranded there due to a snow storm, but hey there are worse places to be stuck.

What would people be surprised to know about you? That I am actually a pro at Skiing.

What are your favourite films? The Holiday & What Happens in Vegas.

Contact Harriet on events@hatherleymanor.com.

Bernadette Smith, Sales & Revenue Manager

How long have you worked at Hatherley Manor Hotel and Spa? 11 years 4 months 11 days.

What do you love most about your job? I love that not one day is the same, each one brings a new challenge and new excitement. I have also been lucky enough to meet a wide range of celebrities, although I missed Sir David Jason when he popped in for lunch one day as it was my day off! My personal favourite so far has to be Lawrence Dalligio, he was so friendly and such a gentleman.

What is your favourite thing about the hotel and spa? The amazing new luxury Spa, it was years in the planning but was well worth the wait! If you haven't visited yet you must do soon, you really wont be disappointed.

What do you like to do in your spare time? I love spending as much time as I can with my family, husband Nick and daughters Lauren and Jessica, often spent on long walks with our Cocker Spaniels, Ronald & Bluebell. I also love to read, anything from autobiographies to thrillers, I spend many hours on the side of the pitch cheering on Tewkesbury RFC and pottering around my garden.

What would people be surprised to know about you? I used to play rugby and was selected for the South West of England team when I was 18 years old.

Contact Bernadette on bernadette.smith@hatherleymanor.co.uk.

Elizabeth Hollero, Restaurant Manager

How long have you worked at Hatherley Manor Hotel and Spa? 13 years.

What do you love most about your job? Dealing with guests and welcoming new ones.

What is your favourite thing about the hotel and spa? The history of the building and the New SPA.

What do you like to do in your spare time? Taking photos, going places, visit and dine in Restaurants.

Where is your favourite place in the world? Rome, Paris & New York.

What would people be surprised to know about you? I am a food critic, I collect Starbucks mugs and people thought that my grandchild is my daughter!

What are your favourite films? Tom Cruise’, Jackie Chan’s, James Bonds movies. Aquaman at the moment.


Colin John Belcher, Sous chef

How long have you worked at Hatherley Manor Hotel and Spa? 7 months.

What do you love most about your job? Creating new dishes that goes with the seasons.

What do you like to do in your spare time? Playing football, gym and seeing friends.

Where is your favourite place in the world? Vang Vieng in laos.

What would people be surprised to know about you? I have 5 tattoos.

What are your favourite films? Braveheart.

Marketing Co-ordinator

How long have you worked at Hatherley Manor Hotel and Spa? Only a couple of months.

What do you love most about your job? I love coming up with creative solutions to problems.

What is your favourite thing about the hotel and spa? The brownies, they are the best I have ever tasted and I have eaten a lot of brownies over the years!

What do you like to do in your spare time? Most of my spare time is taking up with my two children but I also love taking long walks in the countryside, reading trashy chick lit novels, breaks in Devon and going for long runs.

Where is your favourite place in the world? Pembrokeshire - the beaches are stunning and empty.

Ivana Simcekova, Wedding Co-ordinator

How long have you worked at Hatherley Manor Hotel and Spa? 1 1/2 years.

Job role? Wedding Co-ordinator.

What is your favourite thing about the hotel and spa? Helping our brides and grooms to make their wedding day the best day of their lives.

What do you like to do in your spare time? I always go to see my little nephew Michael and I also do boxing and bodycombat.

Where is your favourite place in the world? Slovakia / Liptov.

What would people be surprised to know about you? I finished art school and I used to sing for 100 people and I have a tattoo.

What are your favourite films? A star is born.