QHotels has appointed well-known
industry figures to manage two of its award-winning 26 four-star
hotels across the UK.
Christopher Wayne-Wills, former
Chief Executive Officer at Macdonald Hotels' Aviemore Resort in
Scotland, has joined QHotels' Slaley Hall in Northumberland as
General Manager, following over 21 years in the hospitality
Christopher will be focusing on
highlighting the Edwardian mansion's top-class golf facilities,
after recently being named the best golf resort in the North of
England at the 2016 Golfer Travel Awards.
The hotel has two 18-hole
championship courses and a team of seven PGA-qualified
professionals. Christopher will be at the helm of the hotel's
leisure and corporate offering, with 141 bedrooms and 12
purpose-built meeting and conference rooms hosting up to 350
Darren Townsend also joins the
group as General Manager of Cambridge Belfry after holding roles as
General Manager at City Inn and Venue Director at De Vere
Darren will be promoting the
hotel's conference and banqueting offer, which includes eight
meetings and conference venues accommodating up to 250
Darren said of his appointment:
"I'm thrilled to join the team at Cambridge Belfry. The hotel has a
versatile offering and I'm looking forward to strengthening its
corporate profile, as well as continuing to enhance the already
fantastic leisure experience."
Christopher added: "After 21 years
in the hospitality industry, it's rare to come across a career
opportunity as exciting as QHotels, which truly understands its
customers and continues to respond to their behaviour and needs.
I'll be focusing on promoting Slaley Hall as a destination for golf
breaks, to really make the most of its award-winning offer for
Michael Purtill, Managing Director
of QHotels, added: "Christopher and Darren are both high flyers in
the hotel industry and, as well as experience and expertise, they
also share the passion and intuition we look for. I know that these
talented GMs will make a great addition to our team."
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