Ritz appoints Gowili as new General Manager

Five-star hotel The Ritz London has appointed a new General Manager as part of its 110th anniversary year.
 
Taking control of the famous hotel will be Sal Gowili, who will oversee its 136 rooms and suites as well as The Ritz Restaurant, The Rivoli Bar, The Palm Court and its private dining rooms.
 
Gowili joined the hotel in 2011 as its Front of House Manager before swiftly being promoted to become the Rooms Division Manager and Hotel Manager, while he previously worked in various senior management roles at the Red Carnation Hotel Company.
 
Announcing the changes, Andrew Love, Deputy Chairman of the hotel, said: “We are delighted to announce the promotion of Sal Gowili to General Manager of The Ritz. Sal has demonstrated superb leadership, loyalty and commitment, focusing on excellence in all aspects of hotel operations, and we wish him every continued success in his new role.”
 
The hotel was opened in 1906 by Cesar Ritz and now employs over 300 people in various catering and hospitality jobs.
 
Elsewhere, Matt Gillan has announced that he is to leave his role at The Pass after more than a decade.
 
The Michelin starred Chef recently starred on the last series of the BBC’s Great British Menu, where he scored perfect 10s from both the chefs and judges for his winning main course of Teaching and Preaching.
 
Gillan is set to leave the South Lodge restaurant at the end of the month, however its owners Exclusive Hotels and Venues have yet to state who will take over the high-profile Chefs job.
 
His time at the five-star Horsham country house hotel has seen him work at the two AA rosette Camelia restaurant before launching The Pass in 2008 which has gone on to hold four AA rosettes and been awarded a Michelin star.
 
By Owen Mckeon
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