He has previously worked as a GM and operations manager for various hospitality groups and hotels right around the UK including Surya Hotels, Whitbread, Marco Pierre White and Daniel Thwaites.
Wilson joins the hotel with over 12 years of experience in the hospitality industry and started his career aged 15 years with work experience for two weeks in a local hotel. The property has also recently undergone an extensive refurbishment that has “blended modern convenience and comfort”, without losing the hotel’s history and traditional appeal.
Dan Wilson said: “The Dolphin Hotel holds a special place in the heart of Southampton and it really was a boyhood dream to work here. The quality of the team and the service and facilities is second to none, and I’m delighted that I have been appointed to manage such an iconic hotel and look forward to taking the hotel forwards.”
Garin Davies, CEO of the properties owner, Vine Hotels, added: “Dan brings with him a wealth of experience of managing hotels around the UK and it was a real coup that we were able to appoint him. As the hotel looks to the future and goes from strength to strength, it’s important that we have the strongest team possible at the helm. Dan’s skill base will ensure our fantastic service and facilities continue to flourish.”