Peter Banks is a hotelier through and through. At the age of 18, he joined the team at The Savoy as a Management Trainee where he learnt the fundamental workings of a luxury London hotel before taking on the role of Duty Manager at St Andrew’s Old Course Hotel. Peter returned to London at the Hilton on Park Lane as Front of House Manager and then Acting General Manager at the Hilton London Mews before hearing of an opportunity to open a new hotel in North Yorkshire.
Since 1996 Peter has overseen the development at Rudding Park and has created a culture to instil top level personal service. This has led to Rudding Park receiving many accolades including being voted TripAdvisor's “best Hotel in UK” three times in the last ten years – and has grown from 2m to 15m turnover since Peter joined them. The hotel has completed an 8m hotel extension in 2010 and are currently in the throes of a 9.5m spa extension.