UK: David Connell has been appointed director of operations for Exclusive Collection, and Dan Wait named hotel manager of South Lodge.
Connell joined Exclusive Collection more than 20 years ago, beginning his career at Pennyhill Park.
He will continue in his role as general manager of South Lodge whilst overseeing the collection’s wider hotel management team. Wait has been promoted to hotel manager at South Lodge to support Connell in his new position and oversee the day-to-day running of the property.
Speaking about his appointment, Connell said: “I’m delighted at this new challenge and can’t wait to get started. Danny and the board are incredibly open minded and provide us all with autonomy which is a fantastic leadership model and one I intend to encourage amongst everyone in the organisation. We’ve plenty on the horizon as we embed our B Corp certification, and we make further investment in our people and our properties.”
Danny Pecorelli, managing director at Exclusive Collection, added: “As we continue to grow and get busier, I felt it important to put extra support in with an operational focus, and who better than David having worked with Exclusive for 20 years. I’m also excited to see Dan step in to a new and more senior role too. We are committed to promoting from within and David and Dan’s new leadership roles underline our approach and focus on our people at Exclusive.”