QHotels has appointed well-known
hotelier Seamus Coen as Resort General Manager of its Belton Woods
hotel near Grantham.
Seamus' experience in the industry
spans over 20 years and includes a succession of major roles at
Macdonald Hotels, Malmaison and Jury's Hotel Group.
At Belton Woods, Seamus will
oversee the hotel's significant conference and events offering,
which includes 10 purpose-built meeting and conference rooms for up
to 270 delegates, as well as its spa, health club and two PGA
Championship-approved golf courses with a total of 45 holes, all in
the picturesque setting of the Lincolnshire countryside.
The hotel's new Resort General Manager will also implement
significant investments, including a £700,000 bedroom refurbishment
and a £300,000 upgrade to spa facilities.
Seamus joins the QHotels group, having successfully managed
seven hotels individually and regionally within the UK. He achieved
a host of industry accolades, including being named Scottish
General Manager of the Year at the Scottish Hotel Awards 2009 and,
during his tenure with Macdonald Hotels, was awarded Golf Tourism
Scotland Hotel of Year in 2008, 2009 and 2013.
He said of his appointment:
"Belton Woods has a fantastic reputation as a conference and events
venue and as a destination for golf and family leisure breaks, so I
was thrilled to be offered this role.
"Using customer feedback and
insights allows us to continually enhance and drive key areas of
the business, such as conferencing and events, training,
banqueting, golf and leisure, to ensure our offering surpasses
"As Resort General Manager, I'll
be taking a quality-first approach, using our talented team and
unique offering to drive business performance to the next
Michael Purtill, Managing Director
at QHotels, said: "Seamus' impressive career has equipped him with
the rare qualities that are essential to our General Management
team, such as the ability to understand our customers' needs and
respond as these needs change.
"Seamus also shares the belief
that the performance of any hotel stems from the quality of the
leadership, and I believe he has the personality and intuition to
be a huge success at Belton Woods."
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