Danny Pecorelli is managing director of Exclusive Hotels and Venues, a family-run, independent group of country house properties situated across the south of the UK.
Founded in 1981 by his father, ex-Forte executive Giuseppe Pecorelli, Exclusive Hotels and Venues is now a group of four five-star hotels, including Pennyhill Park in Surrey, South Lodge in West Sussex, Lainston House in Hampshire, and The Manor House Hotel & Golf Club in Wiltshire, as well as two venues, Royal Berkshire in Ascot and Fanhams Hall in Ware.
The group currently has a collection of award-winning hotel restaurants boasting four Michelin stars and 19 AA Rosettes and each property adopts a flair for innovation and exceptional service. Pecorelli is a hugely respected name within hospitality and is actively involved in the wider industry, through his work mentoring others, his commitment to quality and hands-on involvement to encourage personal development and training with the Exclusive brand.
This dedication to educating budding young talent within the sector has resulted in the launch of the Exclusive Chefs’ Academy, where aspiring chefs are given the opportunity to undertake an intensive training programme to learn in two years what might typically take five. Exclusive Hotels and Venues now employs over 700 people, has an annual turnover of £49m and has secured the coveted title of being one of the ‘Best Places to Work in Hospitality’.