International Women's Day 2023

This International Women's Day, we're sharing the career journeys and advice of managers from different areas of our group with the aim of encouraging more women into management positions within the Hospitality industry.  

Operations Manager, Fowey Harbour Hotel

Emily Abbott

Emily has worked at Fowey Harbour Hotel for six years, including through its transition to become a Harbour Hotel in 2018. Her start in Hospitality was as a Receptionist and she has since gained experience in many different Front of House roles, which stood her in good stead to take on the role of Operations Manager. Emily has been nominated to take part in the Harbour Future Leaders Programme.

Front of House Manager, Brighton Harbour Hotel & Spa

Sofia Colturani Grassi

Sofia has worked at Brighton Harbour Hotel & Spa for three years. She began her career with Harbour Hotels as a Receptionist and has now been promoted twice to Front of House Manager. Sofia has been nominated for the Harbour Future Leaders programme, which aims to equip colleagues with relevant and critical skills, knowledge and behaviours to ultimately create a pipeline of future talent.

Senior Spa Manager, Harbour Hotels

Siobhan Coston

Siobhan joined Harbour Hotels as Spa Manager of Brighton Harbour Hotel & Spa in 2018 before being promoted to Senior Spa Manager of Harbour Hotels, overseeing eleven spas in the group. After maternity leave, she has returned as Senior Spa Manager, splitting the responsibility of the group with her fellow Senior Spa Manager, Charmaine Harbour. Siobhan has been nominated to take part in the Harbour Future Leaders Programme.

Group Director of Sales - MICE, Harbour Hotels

Robyn Lush

Robyn has worked for Harbour Hotels for five years and has very recently been promoted from Director of Sales at Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa to a group sales role.

Spa Manager, Richmond Harbour Hotel & Spa

Genesis Montanez-Valle

Genesis joined Harbour Hotels in July 2022 after building her career across spas, gyms and aesthetician clinics, starting as a spa Receptionist aged 17. She returned to her calling in Hospitality to run our group's largest and newest HarSPA & Club.

General Manager, Brighton Harbour Hotel & Spa

Sally Russell

Sally Russell has been a General Manager with Harbour Hotels for almost five years. During this time she has run two very different Harbour Hotels, starting with Chichester Harbour Hotel & Spa and moving to Brighton Harbour Hotel & Spa in 2021.

Senior Sales Manager, Cornwall

Sydney Young

Sydney has worked for Harbour Hotels for ten years, beginning as a Senior Wedding and Events Coordinator at St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa after she held her own wedding there! Over the years she was promoted to Sales Manager of St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa and now oversees sales for our three Cornish properties in Fowey, Padstow and St Ives.