Meet the Team

Meet the Team 2017-10-04T16:01:11+00:00
Ian HiltonHotel Founder
Davine LaybournDirector
Davine our Director is quite frankly the face of De Rougemont Manor. Growing up at the hotel she served her first customer at the crazy age of 6! Her job is her passion and she is always around assisting with the day to day running of things. Davine has worked across many hotels and restaurants, and still names De Rougemont Manor as her favourite. Davine is our holiday lover, is always travelling the world, and enjoys her well earned breaks in the sun.
Jason HiltonDirector
Jason, the man that knows the answer to every question! He also grew up at the hotel, knowing it inside out, and can tell you every bit of history about the building and previous family that owned the then manor house prior to him and his family. A builder & hotelier by trade; Jason has overseen the hotel, and focuses on the company’s property portfolio. He is a keen golf player who also loves spending quality time with his family.
Sam BanksAssociate Director
Sam, our Associate Director with an edge! Sam has been a part of the hotel since the tender age of 14 in various different capacities and there is not a question about the hotel that he can’t answer. With his 6’6 height, he is instantly recognisable around the building and is always on hand to assist our guests and staff alike with a warm smile (unless it’s early in the morning – he only comes to life around midday!) Having studied Hospitality & Marketing, Sam is fully on the ball in ensuring De Rougemont is continually growing. When he isn’t working all the hours, he loves a night out with friends, or jetting off to some tropical country – with a few sunbeds in-between!!
Naomi WilsonOperations & Events Manager
Naomi, our Executive Manager – where do we start!! If you have ever visited the hotel we will guarantee you would recognise her, not only because she is always floating around, but quite simply we just don’t allow her to have days off! After joining us at the age of 16 (all them years ago!!) she has been part of the furniture ever since. Here nearly all hours of the day and night, Naomi does also enjoy an experience day out with friends or family, visits to the gym and she is easily bought with some homemade fudge!!
Victoria LovellHead of Housekeeping
Vicky is our Queen of clean. Having worked at the hotel for 8 years, there isn’t a nook or cranny in the place that she hasn’t had a duster to. With a background in corporate cleaning where she was based in Canary Wharf, Vicky certainly knows her stuff when it comes to maintaining our high standard of cleanliness. Her time is spent between managing our busy housekeeping department and running a home with 2 teenage boys, and there’s not much difference between the two, she says!
Nancy LebeauReception Manager
When she’s not watching Game of Thrones with her gorgeous French Bulldog Ted, she’s here, working with us as our Reception & Reservations Manager. With over 6 years of experience working within 5 star luxury London hotels, Nancy knows the hospitality industry like no other. You will catch her smiling, chatting and helping herself to our imperial mints occasionally – we don’t mind!
Lauren ThurstonRevenues Supervisor
Lauren, our Revenues Supervisor is a key member of the team, and would be most companies’ first point of call when setting up a corporate rate. She is responsible alongside the marketing team for all the room revenue, and helping maximise room sales. Lauren has a senior background in revenues & recruitment, and enjoys nothing more than a night out with the girls, or days with the family!! She joined us in 2009, and we haven’t let her leave since!!
Mark PerseyFood & Beverage Manager
Growing up alongside his parents who also worked for great hotels, Mark was destined to follow in their footsteps. If he’s not looking his two adorable children then Mark is here ensuring a high level of service is being offered in our restaurant, bar and lounge areas. Mark has extensive experience within the hotel chain industry and his knowledge of comic books, is beyond your imagination. A keen drum player and practical joker, you will find him making your visit most comfortable.
David LaybournHead Chef
Dave has worked for the best. After learning the ropes at some of the most prestigious Park Lane hotels in London, he has joined our manor and transformed our menu. Since the young age of 16 and through growing up within a family of chef’s and hoteliers, his path was set. You will catch him smiling, flirting or scouting the restaurant industry for inspiration. Dave has recently become a Father and enjoys spending as much time as possible with his family!
Bob TownsendGrounds and Maintenance Manager
If you’re ever in need of a little assistance – Bob is your guy. The DIY expert of the hotel, he has been our head of maintenance and grounds for 3 years. Not only can he be bought with a pint of cold lager, if you bought him a boat on the Northfolk broads he would love you a whole lot more. He says he can talk to animals – we think he can talk rubbish!
Jonny StefanascuNights Manager
Jonny our Nights manager. He will be the person for ensuring the smooth running of our hotel in the Nights. With his years of experience and sense of humor he will do all he can to ensure your stay is most enjoyable.