Lainston House in Winchester has announced the appointment of Steve Lewis as general manager.
The hotel said Lewis joins the team with over 14 years’ experience in the hospitality industry and a “fervent passion” and recognised track record for “creating outstanding guest experiences and environments that allow his teams to thrive professionally”.
He has worked with some of the world’s “most renowned” hotel brands including Macdonald Hotels and Resorts, Harbour Hotels and Spas, Hotel du Vin, The Dorchester and Old Bank Hotel. He joins the team from his most recent role as GM at Macdonald Hotels and Resorts.
Previous to a career in hospitality, Lewis spent 11 years in international sports marketing industry for agencies, brands and teams. During this time, it added he established an “extensive knowledge” in revenue growth, client services success, specialising in sponsorship management, corporate hospitality, and events.
Lainston House is a five-star country house hotel, founded in 1983 by ex-Forte executive Guiseppe Pecorelli, and the second country property of the Exclusive Collection. The Exclusive Collection is now seven properties strong and run by MD, Danny Pecorelli.
Lewis said: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining Lainston House and Exclusive Collection, a brand I have admired from afar both professionally and personally for a long time. Their reputation for guest experience, staff development and quality product are second to none, and I look forward to leading a fantastic team at Lainston into a new chapter of development.”
Pecorelli added: “We are thrilled to welcome Steve Lewis into the Collection as general manager at Lainston House and I look forward to seeing the property evolve and continue to thrive under his tutelage.
“I also want to extend my gratitude to Sunil Kanjanghat for the past two years at the helm at Lainston and wish him all the very best for the future.”