SKIPTON’S Hotel Rendezvous, has appointed a new manager in a significant step towards achieving a four-star a rating.

The 96-bedroom hotel is undergoing major changes following the retirement of popular business couple Malcolm and Karen Weaving. It has been taken over by management company First & Foremost which has now appointed Kim Jackson as resident manager.

Kim brings a wealth of experience having worked in hospitality and event management across the world, including spells in South Africa, France and London.

She said: “I feel like I’ve definitely made a fantastic choice moving to Skipton. I have worked around the world, and extensively in the UK and London. I chose to take up this role on the doorstep of the Yorkshire Dales because of how friendly the people are, how great Yorkshire food is and the unique scenery in this area and.

“My colleagues have been brilliant, welcoming and supportive to work with, especially those who have been with the Weaving family at the hotel here for many years.

“I like the fact that there are lots of returning guests, so everything feels very positive and uplifting, especially after the strain that Covid put on the hospitality industry.”