Horwood House has appointed Caroline Morrone as general manager ahead of its reopening following a £20m redevelopment of the property.
Morrone has 25 years of experience in the sector, previously working as general manager at Wotton House Hotel in Surrey, where she was responsible for the estate which included 127 rooms, a 150-cover restaurant and 20 meeting rooms.
Prior to joining Wotton House Hotel, Morrone worked at De Vere Estates, “significantly improving revenue” and positioning the properties as “market leaders” for weddings in their respective areas.
In her new role, she will oversee the reopening of the 165-bedroom hotel on 17 May and its repositioning following its acquisition in 2019 by ZIZ Properties.
She will also be responsible for driving revenue, recruitment and training, as well as launching two new dining concepts and the reimagined spa.
Morrone said: ‘It’s an absolute pleasure to join Horwood House at such an exciting time. I’m looking forward to the hotel reopening with a new, elevated offering and supporting the owner’s ambitious plans to establish Horwood House as one of the UK’s leading independent country house hotel destinations.”
Karim Kassam, owner of ZIZ Properties added: “Caroline’s experience and proven track record makes her the perfect person to lead the team and drive the repositioning of the hotel and take my vision forward. I am very much looking forward to working with her.”