Hotel group Amazing Venues has appointed new general managers at two of the company's three Second World War sea forts in the Solent estuary.
Kyle R. Allen has been appointed general manager of Spitbank Fort and Nick Davies as general manager of No Man's Fort. The company (whose parent company is Clarenco) also owns Horse Sand Fort as well as Ackergill Tower hotel in the Scottish Highlands.
Allen previously represented Maison Veuve Clicquot as a brand ambassador in Scotland and was an assistant manager at G's wine bar and restaurant in Gosport, Hampshire, before joining Amazing Venues in 2013 as part of the events and banqueting team.
With more than 10 years' experience in hospitality, Davies began his career as a restaurant supervisor at Tanners Restaurants, before moving to the Wroxall Abbey Estate in Wroxall, Warwickshire, to take on the role of deputy manager. Following a role as assistant manager of Hall & Woodhouse brewery, he was appointed deputy manager of No Man's Fort in 2013 for three years. Davies briefly working at Hotel du Vin in Winchester before returning to Amazing Venues.
Suzanne Hurndall, chief executive of Amazing Venues, said: "As one of our shining stars, we are thrilled to promote Kyle and delighted that we had the opportunity to promote from within the existing team. It is also a real pleasure to have Nick rejoin the team on No Man's Fort. We are really looking forward to watching them both bring their individual touches to the roles."
Allen said: "I am delighted to have been promoted to general manager of Spitbank Fort; I have been working with the team for four years and know the brand inside out. I love the diversity of the role and that no day is the same, whether we are hosting weddings, corporate hospitality or leisure stays for that special occasion."
Davies added: "I am really excited to be rejoining the team on No Man's Fort. It is such a fantastic property, with so much history and character. I can't wait to be part of the buzz again and bring the place alive with cabaret evenings, corporate events and celebratory occasions."
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