Meet the Staff

The Owners:

The Hotel is owned by Eric & Joanne Godfrey who have been hoteliers in Eastbourne for over 20 years.

Eric comes from a family of local hoteliers while Joanne gained her customer service experience during her many years with British Airways.



General Manager:Hugh

The Hotel is managed by Hugh Drake who been with the hotel for 12 years.

Hugh has a degree in Sport Science but acquired his customer service training from Walt Disney in Orlando USA after a career changing opportunity.

He went on to work for Disney Cruise Lines before moving back to his home town of Eastbourne and running the Devonshire Park Hotel.