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The Sea Spray Team

Five Star Experience!

We believe our award-winning team is second to none! Having helped Sea Spray become what it is today, our key members come from impressive customer service backgrounds. Our hotel managers, Neil and Mel, originally worked on the prestigious QE2 and looked after the likes of the Queen and Margaret Thatcher during their careers! And in the past few years we have been awarded the prestigious Silver Award and Breakfast Award reflecting the whole team's diligence, professionalism and care in what they do!

Manager Profiles


Neil Boyce, General Manager

Neil was trained from a schoolboy at 'Ship School' and went on to be one of the best silver service waiters in the Queen's Grill on the QE2. Following a career on the cruise ships that spanned some ten years, Neil opened his own family-run hotel in Brighton in 1998, and became a small hotel expert! Neil took the opportunity to combine his expertise with ours at Sea Spray and together we have all helped it grow into one of Brighton's best small hotels today! Neil has a passion for great service and five star customer care!

Melanie Sheldon, Assistant Manager

Mel joined Sea Spray in early 2009 and knew Neil from the cruise ships, where she also formed one of the top teams serving royalty and celebrities! She has also owned her own restaurant and run some of Brighton's best wine bars and restaurants. Mel particularly enjoys meeting all the different amazing people that come to visit Brighton and helping to point them in the right direction to get the best out of our wonderful City!

And the rest of our Team!

Housekeepers & Hospitality

Our award-winning team also includes Eva and Marcin (the best housekeepers we have ever had) and herald from large five star hotels but wanted the more personal relationship experience that a small hotel can offer.  Sheila who is Neil's mum also has a career in service on the cruise ships and in the family hotel business with Neil - and she lights up the breakfast room in the mornings - thank you Sheila -  and Joe (our global but local chef who has a passion for vegetarian dishes - check out our legendary home-made veggie sausages!) - and Andrea (waitress and general hotel assistant) who has been a valued member of the team for almost 8 years now and considered part of the family) - giving you your eggs and bacon with a smile at weekends!

Our Trainees

Sea Spray also believes in giving young people a chance to learn!  We have now taken part in a number of  'work experience' schemes  and have had the pleasure of training a number of exchange students from Europe to give them an unbeatable insight into boutique hotel service in this country and a chance to improve their English. At present Frederic is with us from Paris and he will be assisting with breakfast service and helping to take your luggage to your room!

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