Luxury Devon hotel and Michelin star restaurant, Lympstone Manor, has appointed new General Manager Alex McEwen to take the helm, as Anca Paraschiv steps aside from her role. Anca will remain in the business as Operations Manager, whilst also commencing her training to become HR Manager.
Chef Owner Michael Caines commented, “I’m delighted to have Alex join the team here at Lympstone Manor Hotel bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience. He joins us at an important and exciting time in our development with a number of new projects planned for the future whilst we continue to develop our teams around a growing and busy business.”
General Manager Alex McEwen said: “I am thrilled to be working with Michael and the team at Lympstone Manor and am very much looking forward to continuing to deliver and excel the exceptional experiences and warm hospitality which sit as the essence of the hotel’s ethos.”
With over 25 years’ experience within the travel and hospitality industries, Alex is a seasoned general manager. Alex’s career started as a Management Trainee within the Savoy Group, and on graduation he took on management roles in London properties including the Blakes Hotel and Hazlitt’s Hotel. From here, he joined Gloucestershire’s Lower Mill Estate as Operations Manager before taking on the role of General Manager at Wroxton House Hotel in Oxfordshire. Prior to joining the Michael Caines Collection, Alex has most recently been at the helm of coastal property, Thurlestone Hotel in South Devon, and Rothschild Waddesdon Ltd which includes boutique hotel The Five Arrows Hotel and luxury wedding venue, The Dairy in Buckinghamshire.
Alex’s appointment comes at a pivotal point following the recent launch of the hotel’s six Shepherd Huts and the second harvest at the vineyard, whilst 2022 is set to welcome the launch of a new outdoor swimming pool and casual dining venue and bar in the adjacent pool house.
The Michael Caines Collection currently comprises of Lympstone Manor, The Cove in Maenporth, The Harbourside Refuge in Porthleven, as well as Mickeys Beach Bar and Restaurant and Café Patisserie Glacerie on the Exmouth Sideshore.
Nightly rates in the main house at Lympstone Manor are available from £360 per night including breakfast and based on two sharing. Bookings available online at lympstonemanor.co.uk.