Luxury Devon hotel and Michelin-starred restaurant Lympstone Manor has appointed Alex McEwen as general manager as Anca Paraschiv steps aside from her role.
Paraschiv will remain in the business as operations manager while also commencing her training to become HR manager.
McEwen's career started as a management trainee within the Savoy Group, and on graduation he took on management roles in London hotels including Blakes and Hazlitt's.
He joined Gloucestershire's Lower Mill Estate as operations manager before taking on the role of general manager at Wroxton House hotel in Oxfordshire. He was most recently general manager of Thurlestone hotel in Kingsbridge, Devon, and Waddesdon, a Rothschild house and gardens, where he oversaw boutique hotel the Five Arrows and luxury wedding venue the Dairy in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
Lympstone Manor recently added six shepherd huts to its grounds, with a new outdoor swimming pool and casual dining venue and bar in the adjacent pool house set to open next year.
Chef-owner Michael Caines said: "I'm delighted to have Alex join the team here at Lympstone Manor hotel bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience. He joins us at an important and exciting time in our development with a number of new projects planned for the future whilst we continue to develop our teams around a growing and busy business."
McEwen added: "I am thrilled to be working with Michael and the team at Lympstone Manor and am very much looking forward to continuing to deliver and excel the exceptional experiences and warm hospitality which sit as the essence of the hotel's ethos."
The Grade II-listed Georgian manor house is set within 28 acres and has 21 bedrooms. The hotel opened in April 2017 and within six months Lympstone Manor was awarded a Michelin star and became a member of Relais and Châteaux.
Lympstone Manor is Michael Caines' flagship hotel and restaurant and forms part of the Michael Caines Collection alongside beachside restaurant and bar the Cove at Maenporth, the Harbourside Refuge in Porthleven, Mickeys Beach Bar and Restaurant in Exmouth, and Café Patisserie Glacerie.