UK: Clive McNish returns to Chewton Glen as general manager after a stint at the property between 1995-2003.
McNish brings over 25 years of resort, wellness and spa management experience to the role. Since 2014, he worked for GOCO Hospitality overseeing the opening and management of GOCO-branded spas and retreats. He became general manager of the brand’s flagship property, Glen Ivy Hot Springs, in 2016.
Prior to joining GOCO, McNish served for five years as wellness director and general manager of the Kamalaya Wellness Resort on Koh Samui in Thailand. Previous posts included two years at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya and nearly four years with Four Seasons.
Speaking about his appointment, McNish said: “I am very excited to be back home at Chewton Glen. The welcome that my wife, daughter, and myself have received has been tremendous and I am thrilled by the opportunities that lie ahead for myself in continuing to develop and enhance the wonderful reputation for excellence that Chewton Glen has.”
Andrew Stembridge, executive director of Iconic Luxury Hotels and managing director of Chewton Glen, added: “I had the pleasure of working with Clive during his previous time at the hotel. Since then, Clive has worked his way around the world with great hotel brands gaining a remarkable amount of hospitality and management experience. The fact that he has always dreamt of returning to Chewton Glen, coupled with such a broad range of international experience and his inbuilt ’Iconic ‘DNA’, makes him the ideal candidate to build on the achievements of his predecessor, Andrew Cook.”
Cook has recently been appointed general manager of The Lakes by YOO.
“As our portfolio of exceptional properties continues to develop and grow, opportunities are also being created to nurture the team from within our family of hotels, and we are thrilled that Chewton Glen’s former front of house manager, Raymond de Toulouse Lautrec, has been promoted to the role of deputy general manager; and restaurant general manager, Richard Warr, has also been promoted to the role of food and beverage director. Along with the appointment of Clive McNish, we feel confident that their boundless drive and enthusiasm will take Chewton Glen to even greater heights of excellence,” said Stembridge.