Hotels near Stirling

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, the UK's largest privately owned hotel group, with a portfolio of over 45 four and five star hotels and resorts throughout the UK and Spain, has announced the recent appointment of Brett Ingle as General Manager at Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa by Polmont in East Central Scotland.

With 23 years experience in the industry, Brett has worked his way up through the ranks, starting out as kitchen porter at the age of fourteen at family run Revelstoke Hotel in Bridlington. With Macdonald Hotels & Resorts since 2001, the Yorkshireman initially joined Macdonald Albrighton Hall near Shrewsbury as Catering Manager and prior to his current role, was General Manager at Macdonald Houstoun House to the west of Edinburgh.

Brett commented: "I was very pleased to be offered this role with key responsibility for driving forward the corporate, conference and leisure opportunities at Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa, following its £4 million refurbishment last year.  Macdonald Hotels & Resorts is committed to developing and creating opportunities for its people and I have been very fortunate to benefit from a series of training and development programmes. 

"And as a hotel that's located in the heart of Scotland, just minutes from the M9 motorway and within 30 minutes drive of Edinburgh Airport, I am keen to drive our conference business.  We have six naturally lit  meeting rooms with the Inchyra Suite being one of the largest hotel conference suites in the Central Belt, accommodating up to 750 delegates. There's even space for a car in our Inchyra Suite. - great news for a keen motorist like me who would love to accommodate a car launch!"

Brett's background in catering ensures he shares the passion and firm promise across Macdonald Hotels & Resorts to serve only the finest freshest produce and to consistently deliver to the highest standards.  Flavoursome dishes are always prepared from whole raw ingredients and sourced locally and seasonally whenever possible. He commented: "We serve mostly wild Scottish fish and enjoy working closely with local suppliers, including John Ross Junior for smoked fish."

Commenting on Brett's appointment, Ruaridh Macdonald, OperationsDirector for Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, added: "Brett is well placed to take on this role having been with our company for 11 years in roles including Catering Manager, Hotel Operations Manager and most recently General Manager at Macdonald Houstoun House. He's an asset to our team and we are pleased to offer him the opportunity to further drive the excellent reputation enjoyed by Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa, one of our key hotels in the heart of Scotland."

And underlining his passion for the industry, Brett first completed an HND in Hotel, Catering and Institutional Management at Leeds Metropolitan University and Thomas Danby College, Leeds and subsequently, through Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, passed an Institute of Leadership and Management Diploma (level 5).  

During his first appointment as General Manager at Macdonald Ansty Hall Hotel, he and his team were very proud to receive Macdonald Hotels & Resorts Customer Service Hotel of the Year Award.