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The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa appoints new GM

Five-star hotel The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa has announced the appointment of hotelier Ben Danielsen as its new general manager.

A seasoned hotelier with more than 20 years of industry experience, Danielsen’s arrival at the luxury hotel in Bath is said to “signal the start of the next stage of the journey” for the AA five- Red Star and AA three- Rosette property.

His appointment at hotel comes following four years spent as group operations director of The Vineyard Hotel Group. Prior to this he was the Hotel Director at Hunderfossen Hotel and Resort in Norway.

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Danielsen said: “I have had the warmest of welcomes from the wonderful team here at the RCH, which has served to cement my initial perception of the hotel as a truly special place to be. Already, guests’ comments to me have demonstrated how extraordinary what we do here at the Royal Crescent really is.

“I love this industry, and the opportunity it gives us all to create unforgettable moments for other people. I am excited to continue to get to know the team and our guests, and to take their RCH experience to the next level.”

Sandro Guadagnini of owner Topland, added: “We are delighted to welcome Ben to head up the team at The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa as we move into a new chapter of this iconic hotel. Since the start of our ownership in 2012 we have worked hard to elevate The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa to the heights of British contemporary luxury hotels by significantly investing in the quality of the product, the service culture and the hotel team.

“We are delighted this has earned us a loyal following and industry recognition through numerous coveted accolades. We believe Ben is ideally suited to continue this journey, through his passion for the team of people delivering the memorable experiences which the hotel is renowned for.”

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