Unsung Heroes: Stephanie Davis, operations manager, Lime Wood

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Stephanie Davis is a shining example of how hard work in the hospitality industry can pay off. She found her feet at Lime Wood in 2012, just as the property scooped AA Hotel of the Year, starting as reception manager and quickly discover her love for the luxury hotel, staying there ever since and progressing through the ranks to operations manager.

In July 2014 she got her first promotion into the position as guest relations manager, where she developed her skills further and learnt the Lime Wood business inside and out. Just over a year later she impressed again and the role of operations manager came knocking. Throughout her time with the five-star property, which is widely regarded as one of the UK’s finest, Lime Wood has been picking up awards left right and centre, from AA titles to Conde Nast nods and accolades for its spa and restaurant offering, which is headed up by chefs Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder. It opened in 2009 following a £30m transformation after coming under the wing of pioneer Robin Hutson.

The hotel has 15 bedrooms and 17 suites, and is styled with a contemporary elegance that has struck a chord with so many. Lime Wood’s ambitions to be the best aren’t faltering any time soon and it seems ops manager Davis is no different. This year Davis became a graduate of the Master Innholders Aspiring Leaders Diploma, alongside 16 of her peers after the completion of the 12-month course. Here she gained extensive training in topics such as business management, marketing, sales, finance plus professional development. Additionally as a result she has become associate members of the Institute of Hospitality. Davis is clearly destined for future success.

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Lime Wood

Address: New Forest National Park, Beaulieu Rd, Lyndhurst SO43 7FZ

Bedrooms: 32

Website: www.limewoodhotel.co.uk

Twitter: @limewoodhotel

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