Harry Murray, MBE, was appointed Chairman of Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa in October 2010; and Claire Randall, General Manager for 11 years was then promoted to Managing Director.
Mr Murray who has been in the hospitality industry for more than 50 years, arrived at Lucknam Park in 1997 as Managing Director with the vision of making the hotel the best country house hotel in the UK. During his long career Mr Murray has chaired and sat on numerous industry committees and has helped develop some of the leading hoteliers in the UK and around the World. He is often described as the consummate hotelier because of his attention to detail.
Mr Murray, who has been at this Relais Châteaux property for 13 years, was honoured with an MBE in 2006 for his services to the Hospitality Industry. His other accolades include United Kingdom & Ireland Hotelier of the year in 2004 and UK Hotelier of the Year in 1986. He was also presented with a Life Time Achievement Award in 2008 as well as being a Master Innholder for 25 years and awarded the Freedom of the City of London when he was Chairman in 1986 / 87.