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#138 - Hospitality Meets Niall Kingston - The Luxury Country House General Manager
Episode 13827th February 2023 • Hospitality Meets... with Phil Street • Phil Street
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Welcome to our Season 3 Finale week where I've got 3 wonderful chats from one of the finest businesses going, Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons (

On a cold Decembers day, I headed over to Oxfordshire to get some time with three of their incredible leaders.

And first up is Niall Kingston, The General Manager. Niall took the reins of Le Manoir at the age of 31, an achievement not to be sniffed at. Not only that, he's got an awesome career so far and some great stories up his sleeve.

As always, we get through loads including:-

  • Growing up on the farm (And hating it)
  • Trying Hotels
  • Studying
  • Placement in luxury
  • Putting in the graft
  • Vancouver
  • Working with unions
  • Luck & Timing
  • People are special
  • The right time to leave
  • The pursuit of excellence
  • Unexpected waterfalls in buildings
  • Excellence

Niall mentions luck throughout our chat but I'm an avid believer in that luck comes from hard work and talent, he's clearly got both in spades.


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