Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, AA Hotel Group of the Year
2013/14, has today (23 January 2014) announced the appointment of
Harwood Warrington as Restaurant Operations Director.
Harwood joins Macdonald Hotels & Resorts with the exciting
role of further developing the restaurant concept and food product
across the entire UK collection with a specific focus on
strengthening and redefining the group's Scottish
Steak Club restaurant brand, enhancing the current
restaurant proposition to maximise the guest experience and choice
and sourcing relevant third party operators to work in partnership
with the brand.
Harwood brings with him over 27 years of industry experience,
having worked with a host of restaurant and hospitality groups and
hotels across the UK.
With over seven years working at director level, and
demonstrable experience in leading nationwide operations, he was
most recently Operations Director with The Lazy Cow Group for five
years and has already, in his first few weeks, overseen the
successful opening of a £1/2 million new Rocca
restaurant at Macdonald Holyrood
Hotel in Edinburgh.
Harwood commented: "Joining Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, at a
time when the group is continuing to invest and grow its restaurant
portfolio is a truly exciting prospect.
"I'm looking forward to working with a group that has such a
strong ethos when it comes to food and drink. There's an unwavering
commitment to offering quality, wholesome dishes that are sourced
with great attention to provenance, seasonality and fine flavour;
these are very much values I share.
"Going forward we will be working on the Scottish
Steak Club brand, developing the customer experience
through design, product and service, and in the long term looking
to add to our strong portfolio of accolades including over 40 AA
"I look forward to sharing my experience with the team at
Macdonald Hotels & Resorts and forging a strong relationship
with all those involved in food and drink provision, from the chefs
through to bar staff, to ensure we continue to flourish."
Commenting on Harwood's appointment, David Guile, Chief
Executive Officer or Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, added: "I'm
delighted that Harwood has joined our senior management team. He
has an exceptional track record in the hospitality and brings great
experience with him.
"Macdonald Hotels & Resorts prides itself on offering the
highest quality of product and service, and our food and drink
offering is key to this - I have no doubt Harwood will make a very
positive contribution to the development of our restaurants across