5 minutes with Candace – Front of House Manager

Candace Hunt joined us last month and has quickly became part of the team within our luxury hotel in Cornwall, The Old Quay House. Candace has a wealth of experience and will be looking after all our guests in her role as Front of House Manager. Anyway that’s enough of an introduction let’s see what Candace thinks…

Q: Tell us something of your career in the hospitality industry Candace?
A: After graduating with a degree in International Business Management, I began my career with the Akkeron Hotel Group in Richmond, London. It was here that I gained invaluable experience working in a demanding, fast paced environment, building relationships with a number of high profile guests. In 2012, my fiancé and I relocated to Cornwall realizing dreams of living by the sea! I was lucky enough to have been given the opportunity to expand on my experience in the hotel industry by working as Spa Manager for The Newquay Hotel Group before settling in Fowey. I am now into my second month at The Old Quay House and loving every minute!

Q: What’s the best bit of your job?
A: I find it very rewarding being involved in creating the perfect escape for each of our guests and helping them make some great memories! I am a firm believer in the healing power of a holiday and understand the importance of ensuring that every break away is quality time well spent.

Q: And the worst bit?
A: I don’t have an answer for this one yet – I haven’t been here long enough!

Q: Which celebrities, living or dead, would you invite to a dream dinner party and why?
A: Vivienne Westwood, Marilyn Munroe and Aretha Franklin… style, sass and soul!

Q: What three luxuries would you take to a desert island?
A: Apart from a compass, a parrot, an eye- patch and a lifetimes supply of rum! It would have to be my Fiancé Quenton, my little dog Buddy and a barrel of sun cream!!!

Q: Where did you go on your last holiday?

A: Holidaying is by far my favorite hobby! Earlier this month I was in Barcelona – I’ve already started work planning my next adventure – hopefully Hawaii!

Q: How do you relax when you’re not at work?
A: Champagne and Shopping usually do the trick!

Q: Finally…which hotel, anywhere in the world, would you most like to stay at?
A: I am afraid I can’t answer this question with just the one, so here goes –

Anse Chastanet, Jade Mountain, St Lucia

Singita, Grumeti Reserves, Tanzania

Conrad Maldives, Rangali Island

Shangri-La Hotel, Paris

Alila Villas, Uluwatu, Bali