Hotel General Manager, dAVID CONNELL
David 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, Wiltshire before taking on a full
time General Manager’s position at Lainston House Hotel in April
2010 and now as General Manager here at South Lodge.
From Little Acorns...
“A great hotel should make you feel relaxed and at ease the
minute you walk through the door, a little like visiting an old
friend and that’s exactly how it feels when I drive in to South
Lodge every morning.
I am tremendously proud to have worked for Exclusive Hotels for
over 10 years. 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”.
Listen and Learn
There is nothing quite like talking to a guest that understands
our desire to be the best at what we do and enthuse them with
current projects and future ideas, continually moving standards
South Lodge is a fantastic place to work with some inherited and
some created unique attributes, add the great team we have and it’s
a special combination.
No Resting on Laurels
Being market leaders in the hotel industry means everything to
me and we are continually re-inventing ourselves to keep the
experience innovative and exciting.
David Connell - General Manager,
South Lodge Hotel