The Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant in Lyme Regis has appointed Fiona Guest as general manager.
Guest has been promoted from her previous position as events coordinator, having first joined the hotel in March 2008 as a receptionist.
She was then promoted to head receptionist and then to events coordinator in 2012, following a brief stint away from the hotel.
She replaces Sean Smith in the role of general manager.
Kathryn Haskins, director, said: “We are absolutely delighted to appoint Fiona as general manager. The Alexandra is a family business with a strong family outlook, so we make it our priority to nurture talent from within.
“Fiona’s progression through the ranks over the last eleven years is testament to this. We know that Fiona will take on this new role with the same enthusiasm and passion as her previous roles, and we can’t wait to see the hotel thrive under her leadership.”
Fiona Guest, general manager, said: “I am so grateful to be given the opportunity to step up to general manager, and I can’t wait for the challenge that this new role will bring and I look forward to many more years working with at the Alexandra.”
Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant, set within a Grade-II listed house, is owned and operated by hotelier Kathryn Haskins.
The hotel comprises 24 bedrooms and two restaurant; The Alexandra Restaurant and the newly-opened Ammonite overseen by executive chef Callum O’Doherty.