Lainston House, part of the Exclusive Hotels and Venues group, has a new man at the helm with Sunil Kanjanghat replacing Gaius Wyncoll who has been promoted internally, as general manager.

Sunil comes to the five-star luxury hotel near Sparsholt from Careys Manor Hotel and SenSpa in Brockenhurst, where he was general manager from 2017. Prior to that, he was general manager of The Montagu Arms for five years, having also worked as operations manager.

Sunil said: “I’m delighted to be taking the hotel into the next phase of its development and joining a great team.

“A key focus will be to forge closer links with our local market and to make Lainston House the go-to destination for five-star hospitality in Winchester.”