The new Director of Operations at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel in Swindon is Santiago Monteiro, a familiar face on the hotel front in the town.

Santiago has been in Swindon for six years and before coming to the Hilton he worked at the Marriott Hotel in Swindon.

He has joined up with his former boss from the Marriott Adam Flint, who has moved to the Hilton as the general manager.

He and his family came to Swindon from Goa in India and Santi also worked in the Grand Cayman in the Caribbean in the hotel industry.

“Swindon is our home now although it is my ambition to be a general manager of my hotel in the near future,” he said.

“Adam was my general manager at the Marriott and I learned a lot from him.

“When he became general manager at the Double Tree I jumped at the opportunity to team up with him again. We also have a number of other members of staff at the Hilton from the Marriott.

“The Hilton is the biggest hotel in Swindon and we want to make sure that it is the best hotel in town as well. We have a lot of work to do and it is an exciting time to be working here.”