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Stapleton takes over at Royal Crescent Hotel

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa has announced the appointment of Jonathan Stapleton as its new general manager. 

Under the ownership of Topland Group, the heritage hotel has recently undergone a significant renovation and meticulous restoration process, reopening its doors as a ‘British icon reborn’. 

Topland Group, a privately owned international investment company with a substantial hotel portfolio, has invested heavily in The Royal Crescent Hotel to consolidate its positioning as one of the world’s leading five star hotels. 

Stapleton joins The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa following a distinguished management career.

Having overseen multi-million pound refurbishment projects in Singapore, Scotland and the UK, he specialises in implementing high quality service levels, raising luxury standards, exceeding guest expectations and rebranding - achieving notable industry accolades as a result.

Most recently, Jonathan was general manager at Thermae Development.

Prior to this, Jonathan held the position of chief executive at Farncombe Estate where he consulted on establishing the estate as a leading UK hospitality brand. 

In addition, Jonathan has been general manager at Lough Erne Resort in Northern Ireland, which he established as the first AA and NITB 5 Star hotel in Northern Ireland, and The Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, which he established as one of only three AA 5 Red Star hotels in Scotland. 

Stapleton also managed The Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments in London and Champneys Health Resort & Spa.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality and a Master Innholder.

He was president of the International Spa Association for Europe, Africa and Middle East from 1991 until 2001 and has made a number of additional standout industry contributions throughout his career.

Commenting on his appointment he said: “The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa is a truly iconic property.

“I am excited to join a team of such dedicated service professionals and to further enhancing our reputation worldwide as one of the UK’s leading hotels.”