An exciting new journey for Seckford Hall Hotel

Mark Suddes

Welcome from Mark Suddes, Operations Director

It’s very much business as usual at Seckford Hall Hotel. The hotel which had been owned by Michael and Christine Bunn for over 50 years, has recently been sold to a new family from London.

They are committed to continuing the family run ethos and culture of the hotel, with myself employed as Operations Director to oversee the day to day running of the Hotel. As well as repositioning the hotel in the Suffolk marketplace, my vision is to continue its family ethos and build on its already impressive reputation. All the existing staff will still be working for the Hotel and are looking forward to the capital projects planned for the future, which of course we will keep you up to date with.

So, a little bit about myself! I have a lot of experience in the hotel and hospitality industry having previously worked around the country, most recently at the Best Western Marks Tey Hotel rebranding the hotel from a 3 star to a 4 star hotel, followed by working in a hotel in Hereford. Originally from Durham, I moved to Suffolk after living in France where by I met my wife Karen whilst working at the Belstead Brook Hotel in Ipswich. It’s lovely to come back to Suffolk, it is wonderful county and I am looking forward to putting down my family roots here.

There have been many small, short-term quick changes, which our regular customers will enjoy whilst visiting us. More importantly, we are launching a new menu throughout the Hotel, which will allow our customers to be able to eat the same food in the bar, lounge and gardens. We will still have our 2-rosette quality restaurant, but now with the opportunity to choose a menu to your personal taste. Whilst we will still have traditional a la carte dishes on the menu there will be some contemporary dishes offering our customers a wider menu choice. Our new menu launches on 9th October and can viewed on our website

Both myself, my wife Karen, and our three daughters, Elizabeth, Rebecca and Charlotte, look forward to seeing you at the hotel. I am extremely excited by the challenges that lie ahead and look forward to meeting both existing and new clients to the hotel.

Mark Suddes
Operations Director

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