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The Grand Brighton continues to strengthen management team with two senior appointments

Travis Powell as Food and Beverage Manager
The Grand Brighton has appointed Riaan Stiglingh to the position of Director of Operations and Travis Powell as Food and Beverage Manager, further strengthening the management team at the iconic seafront hotel.
Stiglingh brings a wealth of experience to the role, having started his career in the National Defense Force in South Africa before working as a Geologist at Anglo Gold. Since moving to the UK, he has developed a strong hospitality background, having worked at Hilton Hotels since 2009 in a variety of roles, including his most recent role as Director of Operations.


As The Grand Brighton’s new Director of Operations, he will be responsible for improving guest satisfaction at the hotel, reviewing and evaluating the business and ensuring all departments are running smoothly. Stiglingh says: “Joining The Grand Brighton’s management team is a great honour and I am excited at the opportunity to develop my hospitality career. Hotels are first and foremost about people and I am looking forward to working with colleagues across the business to further improve the guest experience.”

Powell begun his career in the hospitality industry at Langshott Manor Hotel in 2009 as a Commis Waiter before rising through the ranks to his most recent position as Operations Manager.

As The Grand Brighton’s new Food and Beverage Manager, he will work closely with executive head chef and seafood expert, Alan White, to proactively increase revenue and customer satisfaction levels across The Grand Brighton’s food and beverage facilities including: Double AA rosette winning, GB1 seafood restaurant; and the recently refurbished Victoria Terrace, Lounge and Bar.

Powell comments: “I’m very much looking forward to this new challenge in my career and am delighted to have joined such a prestigious hotel as The Grand Brighton. Working with Alan White and his brigade is an exciting opportunity and we will endeavour to establish the hotel as the number one food and drink destination in Brighton.”

Andrew Mosley, General Manager at The Grand Brighton adds: “I am delighted to welcome Riaan and Travis to the team. Both join with fantastic experience and with a fresh and varied outlook. With the festive season around the corner it is great to have them on board, strengthening our already exceptional team and continuing to develop our offering.”

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