Palé Hall, North Wales (opening summer 2016) and Lympstone Manor, Devon (opening early 2017)

Sauce Communications is delighted to announce that we are handling the PR for acclaimed Chef Michael Caines and a new, soon to open portfolio of sister luxury hotels – Palé Hall in North Wales and Lympstone Manor in Devon. Having finished his final service at Gidleigh Park in January 2016, after 21 successful years, winning two Michelin stars and establishing a reputation as one of the UK’s most talented and well known chefs, Michael is using his years of experience in the luxury hospitality sector to add hotelier to his already highly impressive CV.


I’m so pleased to be working again with Sauce Communications during this exciting period of my career, with Palé Hall opening this summer and Lympstone Manor in early 2017. Sauce will be looking after my personal profile along with the broader and worldwide Michael Caines Collection that includes the two new luxury country house hotels. I’m confident that by working with their talented team I’ll see my business and the two new ventures go from strength to strength” commented Michael Caines.


Palé Hall, Bala, Llandderfel, North Wales – opening summer 2016

On the edge of Snowdonia National Park within a dramatic 50 acre estate, Palé Hall is an historic, Grade II* listed country house that is currently under-going an extensive refurbishment programme, set to open its doors this summer as a fine dining, luxury destination country house hotel. The Victorian property is currently closed for restoration after being acquired by telecoms entrepreneur Alan Harper and his wife Angela, a former head teacher. The new owners are personally overseeing the project to the very finest detail, and are working in association with Michael Caines who will be developing an exclusive fine dining restaurant to the property in addition to his hospitality industry guidance in all areas of the business. A Head Chef will be appointed and announced later this year.


Palé Hall is regarded as one of Wales’s most important surviving country houses, and the Harpers’ personal mission is very much to preserve and gracefully enhance the property, retaining its individual character and rich history which will play a central part in the guest experience. Having played host to the likes of Queen Victoria and Winston Churchill in past years, Palé Hall will once again become one of the very finest places to stay in the UK. There will be 18 individually designed guest bedrooms and suites, each with a unique charm and style of their own and all enjoying stunning rural views. Original period features have been retained as much as possible, and the owners have gone to great lengths to ensure no detail has been forgotten, sourcing beautiful individual pieces of furniture and art to adorn the property and hand-stenciling wall decoration to match the original details uncovered during the process. The three dining room spaces will play host to breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, each providing a sumptuous yet relaxed and friendly backdrop to Michael Caines’ signature menu, which will focus on fantastic local produce delivered with absolute professionalism in preparation, presentation and service.


Lympstone Manor, East Devon – opening early 2017

Michael is in the process of creating his own country house hotel overlooking the beautiful Exe estuary in Lympstone, Devon. Having purchased Courtlands, a Grade II listed Georgian mansion, in 2015, Michael is currently renovating, restoring and extending the property to create Lympstone Manor, which will open as a 21 bedroom luxury country house hotel with a 60-seat fine dining restaurant early next year. This project marks the realisation of a long-standing dream in which Michael will express his own vision of hospitality in all aspects, with his passion for food and wine at its heart. The 60 cover restaurant will feature Michael’s signature, award-winning modern European cuisine that champions the fabulous produce of Devon and the South West.


A team of talented architectural and interior design specialists have been engaged to create a property that both fits seamlessly with its fabulous location on the Exe estuary, and impresses the most discerning guest in its comfort and style.


Michael Caines MBE

Michael Caines also operates Pearls by Michael Caines within the 382-bedroom Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi, and Michael Caines restaurants at Kentisbury Grange hotel, near Barnstable, Devon



For more information on Palé Hall and Lympstone Manor please contact:

Harriet Rowlinson, Sauce Communications


For more information on Michael Caines MBE please contact:

Jessica Lockyer-Palmer, Sauce Communications