Former Bovey Castle general manager Francisco Macedo has joined Cliveden House as operations director.
Macedo was GM at Bovey Castle in Devon, a Eden Hotel Collection hotel, for three years until July this year when he left to find a new challenge.
BH can now reveal that he has been appointed operations director at the iconic five-star Cliveden House in Berkshire.
Working under general manager Kevin Brooke and managing director Andrew Stembridge, Macedo told BH that he was ‘delighted’ to become part of the team.
“Having been in the industry for several years, and after three successful years at Bovey Castle, joining Cliveden House is the real cherry on top of the cake.
“It has always been an aspiration to work under the leadership of Andrew Stembridge, a recognised figure and leader in our industry, so I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to do so, and look forward to help strengthening the business further.”
Cliveden House is home to 48 bedrooms, a 3 AA Rosette restaurant headed up by Andre Garrett and a newly-refreshed spa which relaunched last summer. The property is owned by the National Trust with the leasehold owned by London + Regional Properties. It is run as part of the Iconic Luxury Hotels portfolio, alongside Chewton Glen, 11 Cadogan Gardens and Lygon Arms in the Cotswolds.
Macedo joined the Eden Hotel Collection property in 2015 as hotel manager and was promoted to general manager in 2017.
Bovey Castle’s former resort director, Greg Fehler, has stepped back in to head up the hotel’s senior management team until a new general manager is found.