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Chairman

Local Address: Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Bespoke Hotels Ltd
Bespoke House 5 Bankside Crosfield Street
Warrington, Merseyside WA1 1UP
United Kingdom

Company Description: Book the Finest luxurious hotels in the UK ranging across a spectrum of boutique, country, romantic, family and business hotels to suite any need from Bespoke...   more
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Employment History

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Interview with Robin Sheppard, Chairman of Bespoke Hotels | Boutique Hotels
www.boutiquehotels.co.uk, 6 Aug 2014 [cached]
Boutique Hotels > News > Interview with Robin Sheppard, Chairman of Bespoke Hotels
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Interview with Robin Sheppard, Chairman of Bespoke Hotels
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Robin Sheppard is the managing director of Bespoke Hotels, which he founded in 2000 with business partner Haydn Fentum. The group operates and manages around 40 properties in the UK as well as resorts in the Caribbean and Thailand, along with beapart, a portfolio of apartments in the UK and Spain.
A number of these properties are owned by the company, others are managed by the group. In 2010, Bespoke secured the management contract for six hotels formerly run by Merchant Inns, which had gone into administration, adding a collection of historic inns to a portfolio which already included London's Bermondsey Square Hotel and the Cornwall Hotel and Spa Estate.
The variety of properties is impressive but to join the Bespoke group, locations have to have two common denominators, Sheppard explains.
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"As you know, the planning application has been a difficult time," Sheppard says, referring to hostility to the plans from the local council, who blocked the original scheme before their decision was overturned by a planning inspector.
"It is very important for us that we work with the traders and the people of Greenwich," he continues. Visitors can expect themes linked to history and seafaring.
"Greenwich is such a beautiful place, there is so much history but as far as I can see it does not have much nightlife."
The new hotel will be right on the edge of a busy market, therefore the noise generated by the hustle and bustle of traders might be a concern. But Sheppard says all the rooms will be above the market roof.
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Sheppard used voice activated software to recount what happened to him and those around him, from his days in hospital to getting back to work.
It was described in a reader's review as "a real laugh of a book" and as we talked about his experience, I found myself chuckling at the way Sheppard described a couple of events which took place during his illness. He seems to be able to find a funny side even to the most gloomy of situations.
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The full interview with Robin Sheppard can be read at boutiquehotels.co.uk [...]
Seminars - Hotel & Catering Show 2014
hotel-expo.co.uk, 6 Nov 2013 [cached]
Robin Sheppard Chairman Bespoke Hotels Ltd Entrepreneurial hotelier, Robin Sheppard, co-founded Bespoke Hotel Management in 2000, and has grown the group's portfolio to now own or manage an eclectic mix of 70+ properties. Robin has won a plethora of awards, including the Queens Award to industry for export achievement, Egon Ronay 'Hotel of the Year', Egon Ronay Stars, RAC Blue Ribbons, Michelin Stars and many AA Rosettes.
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Robin turned the fortunes of the Bath Spa Hotel around in the mid 90's and laid the foundations for two 'Hotel of the Year' awards with commendations from Caterer and Hotelkeeper and the RAC; before rising to become a regional operations director supervising 6 hotels for the Forte group. Robin's passion for fine food led him to pioneer England's first food festival, the Bath International Taste Extravaganza (BITE). Inspired by his young family, he has also managed to write six children's books for the 'Icycle Tricyle' series. Founder of the Ty-nant Mineral Water Company, Past chairman of his schools Old Edwardians group and many fundraising committees. Past chairman of numerous hoteliers and tourism groups from Llandudno to London. Visiting speaker at Lausanne, visiting fellow at Oxford Brookes and the Maltese tourism college (the island of his birth).
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Trip Adviser is here to stay so learn to love it says Robin Sheppard Chairman of Bespoke Hotels. He will explain how manage it so that it becomes a positive part of your m Read More Speaker(s): Robin Sheppard Chairman Bespoke Hotels Ltd Entrepreneurial hotelier, Robin Sheppard, co-founded Bespoke Hotel Management in 2000, and has grown the group's portfolio to now own or manage an eclectic mix of 70+ properties. Robin has won a plethora of awards, including the Queens Award to industry for export achievement, Egon Ronay 'Hotel of the Year', Egon Ronay Stars, RAC Blue Ribbons, Michelin Stars and many AA Rosettes.
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Robin turned the fortunes of the Bath Spa Hotel around in the mid 90's and laid the foundations for two 'Hotel of the Year' awards with commendations from Caterer and Hotelkeeper and the RAC; before rising to become a regional operations director supervising 6 hotels for the Forte group. Robin's passion for fine food led him to pioneer England's first food festival, the Bath International Taste Extravaganza (BITE). Inspired by his young family, he has also managed to write six children's books for the 'Icycle Tricyle' series. Founder of the Ty-nant Mineral Water Company, Past chairman of his schools Old Edwardians group and many fundraising committees. Past chairman of numerous hoteliers and tourism groups from Llandudno to London. Visiting speaker at Lausanne, visiting fellow at Oxford Brookes and the Maltese tourism college (the island of his birth).
The prize, and the use of ...
hospitality.brookes.ac.uk, 20 Dec 2013 [cached]
The prize, and the use of the Bermondsey Square Hotel, is generously donated each year by Robin Sheppard, Chairman of the Bespoke Hotel Limited, Visiting Fellow and alumnus of the Oxford School of Hospitality Management.
Robin Shepherd, chairman, ...
www.boutiquehotelnews.co.uk [cached]
Robin Shepherd, chairman, Bespoke Hotels
We want it to be the ...
www.traveldailynews.com [cached]
We want it to be the sexiest hotel in Europe", added Bespoke Hotels chairman Robin Sheppard.
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