Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, the UK's largest privately owned
hotel group has announced two new general manager appointments as
the award winning hotel group continues its drive to deliver the
highest standards of service and product.
The new appointments come just a month after Macdonald Hotels
& Resorts reported an operating profit, for the year ending 29
March 2012, before interest of £13.7m, an increase of 3% on the
previous like for like year.
Stuart Maxwell joins
Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa in Peebles and Eileen
Newman has taken the helm at
Macdonald Crutherland House in East Kilbride.
With 24 years experience in the industry, Stuart has worked his
way up from the bottom, starting out as pot washer at the age of
fifteen. The Scot has previously held general manager roles at
Shrigley Hall Hotel, Golf & Country Club in Cheshire, The
Marine Hotel Troon, Fairfield House Hotel in Ayr, and Edinburgh
Stuart commented: "As a keen golfer, who is passionate about the
Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa offers an exciting
opportunity for me to lead the team. I have always admired
Macdonald Hotels & Resorts' reputation for providing high
quality accommodation and exceptional customer care. And when time
permits I can't wait to get out on our 18-hole golf course!"
Eileen joins the leading hotel group from The Beardmore Hotel
& Conference Centre in Clydebank, where VIP guests included Her
Majesty the Queen on four separate occasions. With over 25 year's
industry experience, Eileen's career began as a silver service
waitress, before moving on to front of house roles and
Commenting on the two new appointments, Ruaridh Macdonald,
Operations Director for Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, added: "We
are delighted with the new appointments. Both Stuart and
Eileen are passionate about the hospitality industry and we look
forward to them using their golf and conference experience and
expertise to further enhance and bring new innovative ideas to
their respective new hotels. The previous general managers;
Morag Stark and Margaret Fraser have both taken up new general
manager positions in the group at
Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa and
Norwood House Hotel respectively. We are particularly
excited about a forthcoming half million pound investment at
Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel that Morag will lead".