It’s been revealed that Calum Mile, managing director at Llangoed Hall and the Interesting Hotels Group, has left the business.
Milne, who led the buyback of the Welsh hotel in 2012 from the Von Essen demise, has stepped away from his role at the 23-bedroom hotel and the expanding hospitality group to ‘pursue other interests’.
According to Companies House, Milne’s director role was terminated on June 25.
Milne’s first experience with Llangoed Hall was from 2003 to 2007, when he managed the hotel for Sir Bernard Ashley, owner of the property with his wife Laura Ashley, who designed all the interiors in her signature style which later became the power house retail and home brand.
Von Essen took over Llangoed Hall in 2010 and following the group’s demise, the hotel battled 18 months of administration before Milne returned in 2012 to buy back the property.
He rolled out a refurbishment and the hotel went on to win AA Hotel of the Year for Wales in 2014.
Llangoed Hall then joined Relais and Chateaux in 2016 and Milne was instrumental in appointing head chef Nick Brodie, who helped the hotel achieve overwhelming recognition for its cuisine.
The Interesting Hotels portfolio consists of Sudbury House in Oxfordshire, Poets House in Ely, Hawkstone Park, plus The Swan at Hay and Chateau Rhianfa, with each new acquisition spearheaded by Milne.
Poets House was acquired in July 2016, while The Swan at Hay reopened in February 2017 following a £1m makeover. Hawkstone Park then followed soon after.
Milne told Boutique Hotelier in 2017 of his ambitious plans to grow the group to 10 properties.
Following his departure, Sergio Martinez-Rios has been announced as the new general manager of Llangoed Hall, who joins with experience with the likes of Gidleigh Park, Sat Bains, Restaurant 56 and Bowood House.