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Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, the largest privately owned hotel group in the UK, has today announced the appointment of Vicky Hetherington as National Account Director North for the corporate and agent market.

Hetherington's appointment further strengthens the central sales team of a hotel group that offers discerning business, conference and leisure guests the choice of over forty, 4 and 5 star properties across the UK.

Vicky will be based in the North West and will bring a wealth of industry experience to her new role at a time when Macdonald Hotels & Resorts continues the roll out of a £16 million investment programme across the group. The former National Account Director at Ramada Hotels has managed a large customer base across corporate, local, MICE and agency sales and held various national hotel account management and agency sales roles with the likes of IHG, Hilton and DeVere Village.

In her new position, Vicky Hetherington will target the ever growing corporate and agent sector, drawing on her extensive experience and contacts to successfully account manage, drive sales and contribute to group marketing strategy.

Vicky's appointment underlines Macdonald Hotels' strategy to strengthen its national sales team as it continues to focus on key operating markets and invest across the portfolio.

Vicky said of her appointment: "I am excited and proud to have the opportunity to work with Macdonald Hotels & Resorts and really look forward to playing my part in further strengthening and building upon the group's success and leading position in this highly competitive sector."

Ruaridh Macdonald, Sales & Marketing Director of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, added: "To date, our team has proven to be an integral part of the sales operation. As a highly experienced professional and with an approach and outlook that's very much in keeping with the aspirations of the group as a whole, I am very confident that Vicky's appointment will ensure that we continue to build further on our record of success."