Kevin Brooke has been appointed as the new general manager of the Cliveden House hotel in Berkshire.
Brooke, who will join the management team at the five-red-AA-star, 48-bedroom hotel from 1 October 2016, was formerly general manager of the Aman Sveti Stefan in Montenegro, where he was responsible for all aspects of operation and performance of the luxury resort.
Brooke will take over the role from Sue Williams, who is returning to her home county of Wiltshire after four years at Cliveden, to take up her new appointment as general manager of fellow Relais & Chateaux property Whatley Manor. Brooke will now oversee the final phase of the hotel’s refurbishment, including the creation of a new spa.
His previous experience includes management positions with the Aman Group since 2003, formerly Amanresorts International, including the Amangani Resort in the US, Amanyara Resort in the Caribbean, and the Amanwana Resort in Indonesia.
Andrew Stembridge, managing director of Chewton Glen and Cliveden House, said: “So much has already been achieved in the last four years since L+R acquired the lease for this remarkable property however there is still plenty to be done before we realise its full potential. Kevin’s wealth of experience in luxury international spa resorts will undoubtedly complement that of the existing team and will enable him to take Cliveden to the next level.”
Brooke added: “I am delighted and honoured to be taking over as general manager of such an iconic property as Cliveden. For me it has always stood out as one of the great country houses in the UK, both in terms of its architecture and rich history, and also its stunning grounds and sheer beauty. Now, with the recent renovations nearly completed, we have a wonderful opportunity to further elevate the guest experience and fulfil Cliveden’s enormous potential.”
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