Boutique group Hotel du Vin has appointed six new general managers to its portfolio of 14 hotels.
Simon Maguire has moved from Hotel du Vin in Tunbridge Wells to become general manager of Hotel du Vin Brighton, while the new general manager of Tunbridge Wells hotel is Philip Archer , who has joined the company from the South Lodge hotel, near Horsham in West Sussex. He previously worked at the Montagu Arms Hotel, Beaulieu, Hampshire.
Meanwhile, Saskia Droz is taking over as general manager at Hotel du Vin in Poole, Dorset while Rob Tait has filled her former role running the Hotel Du Vin in Newcastle. Tait is returning to the company after a stint with the Gusto restaurant and bar group, having begun his career on the graduate trainee scheme at Hotel du Vin's sister brand, Malmaison.
In Scotland, Marianne Clave is moving from the Hotel du Vin In Edinburgh to become general manager of Hotel Du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens in Glasgow.
And finally, Douglas Yiend is stepping up from his role as deputy general manager at Hotel du Vin Cheltenham to become general manager at Hotel du Vin Cambridge.
Gary Davis, chief executive of Hotel du Vin and Malmaison, said it is a key strategy of the company to promote staff from within. "We are delighted to see members of our team take on new challenges," he explained. "However, it's always good to bring in new members of the team, who come with new ideas and dynamism to ensure that Hotel du Vin remains at the top of the game.'