We’re proud to announce our latest senior hires. Katie Towersey joins as Spa Director and Callum Nicoll joins as Director of Golf.
“I am delighted to welcome both Katie and Callum to our senior team. They each show a great amount of passion, knowledge, and experience in their respective fields of spa and golf. With their appointments, I am confident we will only drive Rockliffe Hall even further towards meeting the very highest levels of hospitality that our guests visit to experience."
Jason Adams, Managing Director at Rockliffe Hall
Katie Towersey has been appointed as the new Spa Director for Rockliffe Hall, the five-star luxury golf and spa resort in the County Durham countryside. Towersey takes over from Victoria Rickett who spent 10 years at Rockliffe Hall.
Towersey has over 20 years of experience within the spa & wellness industry, with several years spent working with iconic brands such as Jurlique, ESPA and L’Occitane. Towersey joins from her most recent position as Spa Manager at Verbena Spa at Feversham Arms Hotel, which followed Spa Manager roles at The Peak Health Club & Spa at Jumeirah Carlton Tower in London and SoSPA Sofitel London St James.
Towersey will be responsible for Rockliffe Hall’s award-winning 50,000 square feet spa, one of the most luxurious and also largest in the country. She will be working alongside Rockliffe Hall’s carefully chosen spa partners Neom, Comfort Zone, and OPI to bring a refreshed offering of first-class treatments.
“I’m delighted to be joining Rockliffe Hall’s fantastic spa team, at an exciting time as the industry begins to reopen its doors. I feel that guests will arrive with a renewed sense of optimism and appreciation for spa & wellness, and I look forward to ensuring they continue to receive the high standard service for which Rockliffe Hall is renowned for.”
Callum Nicoll joins Rockliffe Hall as Director of Golf where he will oversee the resort’s award-winning 18-hole championship golf course. Designed by Hawtree, the world-renowned course architects, the course is one of the most challenging in Europe and is set on the 375-acre Rockliffe Hall estate.
With over 20 years in the professional golf industry, Nicoll also boasts nine years international experience in the Middle East where he was a senior team member hosting three Abu Dhabi HSBC Championships. Nicoll joins from his most recent position as Director of Golf at London Golf Club where he was responsible for a 36-hole course delivering 44,000 rounds per annum. Nicoll has also held senior golf positions at Turnberry Hotel’s Golf Resort & Spa, Prestwick Golf Club, The Els Club Dubai and Abu Dhabi Golf Club.
“Rockliffe Hall is an incredible estate with world-class facilities and is renowned for its championship golf course. I am thrilled to be leading Rockliffe Hall on the next part of its golfing journey. Alongside my first-class and hardworking team, we have high goals for the future and in the meantime look forward to welcoming both existing players and those new to the sport.”
Rockliffe Hall has been named a winner at the Hotel Cateys 2022, with Commercial Director, Teresa Kingston, winning the sought-after Revenue Manager of the Year award, whilst the hotel was shortlisted for the Best Use of Technology and House Keeper of the Year awards.
Celebrated chef Paul Nicholson will become Head Chef of the flagship Orangery restaurant later this month.
Rockliffe Hall scoops the ‘Luxury Spa of the Year’ award at the North East Beauty Industry Awards.