Meet the Team

Our Conference and Banqueting Team

Our conference and banqueting team is here to help you make an occasion as smooth as possible. Whether helping to arrange a small meeting or plan the wedding of your dreams our dedicated team have the passion and experience to make it happen.

Michelle Ashton-Wort

The Montague on the Gardens - Michelle Ashton

Director of Sales, Meetings & Events

I joined Red Carnation Hotels in 2007 as a Sales Executive at the Montague on the Gardens Hotel. I had previously worked in Events in London for 18 months and prior to this I worked in Christchurch, New Zealand in Food & Beverage and Events. During my five years at The Montague I became Director of Sales for corporate business, where I was responsible for the Conference & Events teams. Now, as Director of Sales, Meetings and Events for the Red Carnation Hotels collection, I am combining my experience in both Sales and Events. The thing I most enjoy about working for Red Carnation is the people I work with and the fact top quality service and our guests experiences are of the utmost importance to all our teams.

T: +44 (0) 7974 015 460 
E: mashton-wort@rchmail.com

Michelle Ashton-Wort

The Montague on the Gardens - Michelle Ashton

Director of Sales, Meetings & Events

I joined Red Carnation Hotels in 2007 as a Sales Executive at the Montague on the Gardens Hotel. I had previously worked in Events in London for 18 months and prior to this I worked in Christchurch, New Zealand in Food & Beverage and Events. During my five years at The Montague I became Director of Sales for corporate business, where I was responsible for the Conference & Events teams. Now, as Director of Sales, Meetings and Events for the Red Carnation Hotels collection, I am combining my experience in both Sales and Events. The thing I most enjoy about working for Red Carnation is the people I work with and the fact top quality service and our guests experiences are of the utmost importance to all our teams.

T: +44 (0) 7974 015 460 
E: mashton-wort@rchmail.com

Susan Millington

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The Milestone Hotel - Conference & Banqueting Co-ordinator

I joined the Milestone Hotel 5 years ago and I am very proud to be part of a team who is committed in delivering remarkable bespoke guest services. The company’s philosophy of ‘no request is too large, no detail too small’ is what makes us stand out amongst the rest, and this is reflected in the exceptional services we provide. I aspire to make every moment you spend with us memorable and tailor-make each event to your specific needs and requirements. I look forward to welcoming you and your clients to the Milestone Hotel and working closely with you to make your event one to remember!

T: +44 (0) 20 7917 1023
E: smillington@rchmail.com 

Bryony Salmon

Bryony Salmon

The Chesterfield Mayfair - Conference and Events Sales Executive

I started my career at the Chesterfield in September 2012, after graduating with a Bachelors degree in International Hospitality Management. My role is to assist with conference and events bookings, from the initial enquiry stage all the way to after the event has taken place. I work very closely with our fantastic team who all contribute to meeting and exceeding guests’ expectations.
I take particular interest in building relationships with our clients, understanding their needs and how we can deliver the most successful event for each individual occasion.

T: +44 (0) 20 7514 5604
E: meetch@rchmail.com


Carike Seager

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The Chesterfield Mayfair - Revenue Manager

I joined The Chesterfield Mayfair team in 2006 as a Front Office trainee after completing my Hospitality Management studies in South Africa.  Through the years I have worked as a receptionist and in reservations where I became Reservations Manager before taking on the exciting role as Revenue Manager in 2013.  I oversee all bedroom, group and restaurant reservations and also manage the Conference and Banqueting team. Being part of Red Carnation Hotels for most of my career, I know the importance of creating a lasting first impression and exceeding guest expectations at every encounter. As the first point of contact for our guests and event clients, my team and I understand the importance of attention to detail and we enjoy listening to you and helping provide the best experience possible.

T: +44 (0) 20 7491 2622 
E: meetch@rchmail.com 


Jolanta Lvova

The Montague on the Gardens - Jolanta Lvova

The Montague on the Gardens - Conference and Events Sales Manager

I joined the team at The Montague Hotel in 2008, having worked previously worked in a large conference centre and hotel chain for over five years.  I was struck by The Montague as I did not know that such gems exist, hidden away in the heart of London. The Conference and Operations team look after corporate conferences, group afternoon tea bookings, weddings, christenings, baby showers, private dinners and receptions, BBQs and other functions. Myself and the team are determined to make sure that each and every event we manage is a great success from start to finish and we will gladly go the extra mile to help make things perfect for every client.

T: +44 (0) 20 7612 8411
E: meetmt@rchmail.com


Clare Miller

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The Montague on the Gardens - Events Manager

Having worked within the events and sales industry for the past four years, working in both exclusive wedding venues and conference venues, I was delighted to be offered the role of Events Manager at The Montague on the Gardens upon moving from Cheltenham to St Albans in 2013. Within this department, we organise and manage a range of events including wedding, conferences, receptions and private dinners, to name a few.  We strive to ensure that for each event, both small and large; they are managed with exceptional service, attention to detail and excellent planning.

T: +44 (0) 20 7612 8404
E:  meetmt@rchmail.com

Alastair Jubber

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The Rubens at the Palace, 41 - Events Executive

I have been working with The Red Carnation Hotel Collection since 2009 where I stared out in Guest Services at The Oyster Box in South Africa before moving to London 2 years ago. My love for people and events allows me to flourish in my role where I couldn’t ask for a better team and location to work with. I particularly like how each event can be tailor-made to provide a bespoke experience which leaves a lasting impact from the level of  service which all our staff provide. From day meetings and drinks receptions to private dinners and weddings, please feel free to contact me for your special event.

T: +44 (0) 20 7963 0721
E: meetrb@rchmail.com 


Vallari Mistry

Vallari Mistry

bbar and restaurant - Events Administrator

I have been working within the hospitality industry for 5 years now, based in Rooms Management, Reservations and Events. My passion has always been the thrill of organising any type of event for our guests and I particularly enjoy thinking out of the box and coming up with new innovative ideas. I am extremely lucky to be backed by a strong operational team from Head Chef, Nelson Linhares and our General Manager, Ian Powrie. I truly believe in the RCH motto “no request too large and no detail too small”.

T: 0207 958 7000
E: bbaradmin@rchmail.com


Jennifer Munstermann

Jennifer Petzer Banqueting Coordinator at The Oyster Box

The Oyster Box - Senior Banqueting Co-ordinator

I have spent the last 7 years honing my skills as a banqueting co-ordinator, some of which were spent on cruise ships including the Queen Mary 2. I have also spent a some time in hospitality recruitment, which has deepened my understanding of the industry at every level.

Most recently I was events & operations manager at Suncoast Events, before joining The Oyster Box as their senior banqueting co-ordinator. My previous experiences have helped me refine my ability to provide the most memorable occasions for our guests.

T: +27 31 514 5000
E: jmunstermann@oysterbox.co.za

Laure Pages

Summer Lodge - Laure Pages

Summer Lodge - Events Co-ordinator

I have been working in the hospitality industry since a very young age in my parents' hotel in France and this is where my passion for this industry started. I feel very lucky to have joined the Summer Lodge team in August 2004 after spending seven years working in various roles in England and Scotland (Winchester, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Stamford in Lincolnshire and Edinburgh). Coming in to work with this wonderful team and amazing location in the most beautiful property is always a daily joy! I look after events and banqueting for as few as nine people. No matter what your requests are we will treat them individually and professionally with the expertise of our team here. Our motto is "No request is too large, no detail too small" and this is exactly what we are about. We look forward to welcoming you to our Dorset oasis very soon.

T: +44 (0) 1935 482 036
E: lpages@rchmail.com

Samantha Downton

Samantha Downton

Old Government House - Events Manager

I began working in the hospitality industry in 2002 working as a receptionist at Downhall Country House Hotel, and then in Manor of Groves in Hertfordshire. Since then I have worked at many hotels across London and South Africa, including the Copthorne Tara Kensington. In 2009, I joined Red Carnation Hotels as a receptionist at The Old Government House Hotel and Spa, moving to the Conference and Banqueting office after a year. In 2011 I was promoted to Events Manager, making sure that all of your meeting and function needs are met.Myself and the team look forward to welcoming you to the Old Government House Hotel.

T: +44 (0) 1481 738 504
E: meetingsandevents@theoghhotel.com


Hilario Pinto

Hilario Pinto - The Duke of Richmond Hotel

Duke of Richmond - Conference and Banqueting Manager

During my 12 years at The Duke of Richmond Hotel I have had the opportunity to progress my career and to constantly develop my knowledge and skills. The Duke of Richmond Hotel is a great and friendly place to work which is why I have always been so happy to stay. I have worked in several positions including Hall Porter, Receptionist,  Reservations Co-ordinator, before being promoted to Conference and Banqueting Manager 7 years ago. I enjoy working closely with our clients and ensuring that their every need is met when organising a meeting or function with us.

T: +44 (0) 1481 726 221
E: hpinto@dukeofrichmond.com


Valentine Silvain

Valentine Silvain - Hotel d'Angleterre

Hotel d'Angleterre - Conferences & Banqueting Manager

Hotel d'Angleterre is the perfect place to organise a lunch, dinner, afternoon tea, brunch, conference meeting or cocktail in our intimate and cosy private rooms. Having worked in the UK and France, I have gained great knowledge in event organisation. I would love to make your family dinner or business event a memorable moment that will amaze your guests. I am here at your disposal to meet your needs and wishes.

T: +41 (0) 22 906 55 32
E: vsilvain@rchmail.com


Greg Palmer

The Chesterfield Palm Beach - Greg Palmer

Chesterfield Palm Beach - Director of Catering

I worked for the Crowne Plaza in West Palm Beach for 11 years, where I started as a server and eventually became Director of Food & Beverage.  I was next employed at Trump International Golf Course and had occasion to stay as a guest at The Chesterfield Palm Beach. I was so impressed with the intimate size, personal touches, and attention to detail I experienced as a guest that I accepted a position here in April 2005. I have been serving as Director of Catering since October 2006 and challenge myself and our team to anticipate our guests’ needs and give the attention to detail that has become the hallmark of Red Carnation Hotels.

T: +1 (561) 659-5800, ext. 105
E: chesterfieldFB@aol.com


Samantha Langaas

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Chesterfield Mayfair - Conference and Banqueting

Chasing adventure and looking for a challenge I came to London from South Africa in 2012. I found this adventure at The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel where I spent two years with the Reservations team before moving up to Conference and Banqueting.  Red Carnation is a family-run organisation and this shines through in the way we conduct ourselves and relate to our guests and clients. Without a doubt, our service standards are what set us apart and my aim is to listen carefully and provide exemplary support to make sure that my clients’ expectations are exceeded at all times.  I enjoy putting in that ‘little bit extra’ to secure a successful event.

T: +44 (0)20 7514 5604
E: meetch@rchmail.com


Monique van Zyl

Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa - Banqueting Co-Ordinator

My hospitality career started at The International Hotel School, where I studied Hospitality Management. During this time, I gained valuable experience in various departments including Food and Beverage, Reservations, Housekeeping and Front Office at a 5 star hotel in Cape Town. I joined The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in July 2007 as a Guest Liaison Officer, moved through Reservations and started my current role as the Banqueting Coordinator in 2010. Our charming and capable team look forward to working with you on making your event a memorable one!

T: + 27 21 431 9052
E: banqueting@12apostles.co.za


Petra Smith

Bushmans Kloof - Reservations Agent

I joined the Red Carnation Hotels in 2012 as a reservations agent for The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa. During this time I had the privileged to assist with reservation for 2 of the Red Carnation properties, The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa and Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat reservations as both these departments are based at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa. As of the beginning of August 2013 I have been appointed to mainly focus on the reservations for Bushmans Kloof, assisting with accommodation reservations for the individual traveler as well as group & conferencing reservations. This opportunity has truly broadened my horizons and creates ample opportunity in order for me to assist in creating the perfect breakaway for either groups or conferencing with the ideal environment in order to relax and unwind.

T: + 27 21 481 1860
E: info@bushmanskloof.co.za


Zanette Goosen

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa - Zanette Goosen

Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa - Groups Reservations

I started at what is now 12A in August 1998 during my 15 years I have worked in various departments within the Hotel including Reception, Food and Beverage and housekeeping, but have found my passion to be in groups and incentives!

T: + 27 21 437 9028
E: groups@12apostles.co.za




Aine Melvin

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Ashford Castle - Conference and Banqueting Coordinator

Growing up in the West of Ireland and loving conversations with visiting Tourists gave me a passion for the hospitality industry. I began working in hotels all the way through college, and felt privileged to be offered the Trainee Management Programme in Ashford Castle in 2007. Having successfully completed the programme I worked in the Castle for 4 years, before heading to Australia for a year. My commitment to Ashford must have been recognised, because on return, I was welcomed back to the position of Sales and Banqueting Co-Ordinator, a position I love, because part of my role is to assist Brides and Grooms in creating THE most special day of their lives!

T: +353 (0) 94 9546003
E: banquetingash@ashfordcastle.com


Chloe Church

Chloe Church

The Rubens at the Palace - Events Executive

I have worked in the hospitality industry since I was at university and upon leaving, decided that I would like to continue. When I first moved to London I worked as the Assistant Manager in bbar (which is part of Red Carnation Hotels) and moved to the Events Department in The Rubens Hotel a year later. I really enjoy speaking to guests and I love being in the position where I can arrange bespoke events that they will always remember. We pride ourselves on exceeding our guests expectations and I look forward to working with you to make your event extra special.

T: +44 (0) 20 7963 0721
E: meetrb@rchmail.com


Katie Furlong

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The Rubens at the Palace - Conference & Banqueting Sales Manager

I started my studies at Oxford Brookes University specialising in Business Management. My career within hotels began shortly after finishing university when I discovered a passion for the hospitality industry.  My previous position before joining Red Carnation Hotels was working for Hilton, where I was in charge of contracting and organizing various types of events from weddings, gala dinners and conferences. Thanks to my experience and professionalism, I can offer fast and customised solutions to meet and exceed your needs. Having worked several years in the meeting planning process, my strength resides in knowing the process from sale to an operational standpoint; an asset which will make a difference in guaranteeing the success of your event.

T: +44 (0) 20 7963 0703
E: meetrb@rchmail.com

Skyla Clark-Ward

Skyla

The Montague on the Gardens - Conference & Events Manager

I joined The Red Carnation Hotel Collection in October 2014, as part of the team at The Montague on the Gardens; and I am very much looking forward to this next stage of my career. I have worked within hospitality and hotels for over 6 years and have gained knowledge in all aspects of conferencing and events. Whether it be from organising small meetings to large residential conferences, gala dinners or helping a happy couple plan their special day; to providing clients with a high level of personal service. Going that extra mile and being part of a successful event is what I enjoy  most and is why I have such a passion for this industry. Hospitality is about creating a positive and memorable experience like no other and here at RCH it is of the utmost importance.

T: +44 (0) 20 7612 8411
E: meetmt@rchmail.com

Taryn MacGregor

Taryn

The Montague on the Gardens - Conference & Events Executive

Having worked  in the hospitality industry since moving to London from South Africa 5 years ago, I pride myself on my ability to anticipate the needs and wants of guests and always going the extra mile to exceed their expectations. I have worked at The Montague on the Gardens Hotel for over two years and I am lucky to have had the opportunity to work in various departments and gain the exposure of different roles. I have previously worked as an assistant reception manager and reservations agent, and now look forward to again developing and furthering my skills in Conference and Events. I am proud to be part of the Red Carnation family and to be an ambassador for a company whose service standards I value and work hard to enforce every day.

T: +44 (0) 20 7612 8404
E: meetmt@rchmail.com