The Montagu Arms appoints new general manager

Andrew Knightingale

Boutique hotel in the New Forest, The Montagu Arms, has announced the appointment of a new general manager.

The 22-bedroom property has welcomed Andrew Nightingale to the role, who joins from his role as operations manager at the Kilworth House Hotel and Theatre in Leicestershire.

Nightingale takes over from Sunil Kanjanghat, who has moved on to manage the Montagu Arms’ sister hotel Careys Manor in Brockenhurst after eight years, the last two as general manager.

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Nightingale boasts almost 20 years experience in the industry, with a stint as deputy general manager of the Old Swan & Minster Mill in Oxfordshire, as part of the team when the property was bought by the de Savary group.

Speaking on his appointment, he said: “I’m very excited about joining the Montagu Arms, which has a great and long heritage. I love the character of the building and the warmth of the staff, which really helps to create a unique home-from-home atmosphere.

“I have been lucky enough to work for some great independent hoteliers, and have developed a passion for detail and the guest experience – there’s nothing better than seeing guests enjoy their stay,” he added.

Alongside the hotel’s 22 bedrooms, The Montagu Arms is home to a 3 AA Rosette Terrace Restaurant, headed up by Roux Scholar Matthew Tomkinson.

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