PRN: Macdonald Hotels Welcomes New Employees to its Team
Â To replace Pamela, the hotel group announced the appointment of Vanessa Kennedy, who joined the team on 11 June after having spent the last year at VisitScotland working as the Brand Partnership Manager.
Macdonald Hotels Welcomes New Employees to its Team
EDINBURGH, June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Macdonald Hotels has announced several personnel changes, including the arrival of several new employees to the company and the departure of some existing staff members.
Firstly, Fiona Raymen has made the decision to take on a much larger role in Edinburgh heading up a call centre operation for Johnstone Press. Fiona brought structure and measurement to CRO and Macdonald Hotels has wished her every success in her new role. Joan Adams, who has a background working for Thomas Cook, started on 11 June to continue the good work that Fiona started.
On 15 June, Pamela Robertson left the group to venture to new pastures, marketing the hire of formal wear.Â Pamela was a great asset to the marketing team over the last three years. Macdonald Hotels has thanked her for her contribution, wishing her all the very best in her new role.Â
To replace Pamela, the hotel group announced the appointment of Vanessa Kennedy, who joined the team on 11 June after having spent the last year at VisitScotland working as the Brand Partnership Manager. Previous to that, Vanessa worked 11 years at AVC Creative marketing agency in Aberdeen.Â
Macdonald hotels also announced the replacement of Alison Conroy Â in the position of Corporate Marketing Manager. Lindsay Crozier is set to start on Monday 2 July, having spent the last 14 months working in a sales role for FLOW hospitality, offering training to the hospitality industry.Â She previously held marketing roles with House of Fraser and Montpellier's Group.Â Lindsay will take ownership of the Club loyalty scheme particularly to drive greater efficiencies and costs savings as well as supporting the company's corporate and conference marketing plan.Â
It has also been agreed that Esther Conn will focus her substantial expertise and energies in growing and developing Macdonald Hotels' key corporate and conference accounts as well as travel trade. With Esther moving into this revised role as Head of Agency Sales and Travel Trade, the company is currently recruiting for Head of Sales to drive the overall sales strategy for the business as well as to take a much more active role in managing and developing the unit based and central sales teams. There has already been a lot of interest in this new role and Macdonald Hotels hopes to make an appointment in the coming weeks.
About Macdonald Hotels & Resorts:
First established in 1990 by Donald Macdonald and colleagues Macdonald Hotels & Resorts operates over 40 hotels across the UK, including a hotel in Birmingham, a hotel in Oxford, a hotel in Manchester, a hotel in Bath and a hotel in Edinburgh, as well as ten resorts throughout the UK and Spain. Macdonald Hotels focus is on developing its strong portfolio of four and five star hotels, with each offering its own character and individuality underpinned with the quality and attention to detail e! xpected of the Macdonald brand. In particular, the company prides itself on the seasonality and provenance of its food within the hotels, as well as its wide range of specially selected wines. As testament to the excellent level ofÂ service the Group provides, it has on numerous occasions won several prestigious accolades, most notably the AA Hotel Group of the Year 2007-08 and the National Customer Service Awards for Leisure and Tourism.