Exclusive Hotels, the luxury country house hotel group, has appointed David Connell as the new general manager of South Lodge Hotel in West Sussex near Horsham.
Connell has worked for Exclusive Hotels since 2002, beginning as restaurant manager at Pennyhill Park Hotel & The Spa, working his way up to deputy general manager in 2008 and acting general manager at The Manor House Hotel in Wiltshire before taking on a full-time general manager’s position at Lainston House Hotel in April 2010.
“After ten years working with Exclusive Hotels, I've reached a turning point in my career," said Connell. "Becoming General Manager of South Lodge is my highest achievement and I couldn't be happier. Working my way up the ranks has helped me to understand every sector within a hotel and that each role is important in ensuring a motivated staff and happy guests.
"South Lodge is a wonderful property and I look forward to working with my new team."