Ansty Hall was originally built in the latter part of the 17th
Century and the first occupant of the house was Richard Taylor.
As Mr Taylor had no male offspring the estate reverted to the
female line, to Simon Adams. All the male members of the
family found themselves joining the church or the military with
some of the Adams family being clergy to the church behind Ansty
Hall. The highest-ranking 'Adams' to join the military was
Sir Henry Adams, who rose to the rank of Brigadier General.
Sir Henry died in 1857 from a wound received in the Crimean
War and his grieving widow commissioned a bell tower at the church
along with an inscription in his memory.
From an early age, I was always fascinated by the hotel industry
and when the time came for me to choose a college, my choice was
only ever going to be catering college in Naples, Italy.
During the summer I gained experience working aboard cruise
ships and in restaurants and bars around Naples. Once I
finished college, and after completion my national service (this is
compulsory in Italy), I decided to broaden my horizon and moved to
the United Kingdom. When I first came to the UK I started
work as a waiter and since then have gained much experience in the
hotel industry with various companies, eventually getting my first
General Manager position almost 20 years ago.
With the support of my team here at the hotel, our first and
foremost commitment is to deliver the highest standards of
hospitality, quality and service to our guests and I hope that we
get the opportunity to show this off to you.
I look forward to your arrival and hope that you have a
memorable and enjoyable visit at Macdonald Ansty Hall.