Guile joins MacDonald board

From the 1st June, David Guile, Deputy Chief Executive of Macdonald Hotels,
the UK’s largest privately owned hotel Group, will join the Macdonald’s main
Board. With responsibility for resourcing, employee development and service
quality, David’s appointment as a Director follows on from his recent
promotion to Deputy Chief Executive for the Group.

With an HND in Business Studies and Tourism and an MBA, completed in 2001,
David has over two decades experience in the hospitality industry. Starting
his career with Crest Hotels as a trainee manager in 1985, David has worked
his way up the career ladder in a traditional manner and has served 20 years
continual service, although the companies have changed through takeovers and
buyouts. From General Manager of the Forte Posthouse flagship hotel in Hemel
Hempstead, David was promoted to Regional Director for Heritage Hotels
before Macdonald Hotels recognised his ability and appointed him to Regional
Managing Director for South East in 2001, a position he held until his
recent promotion to Deputy Chief Executive in March of this year.


Welcoming David to the Board, Executive Chairman Donald Macdonald said:



“David’s appointment to the Board is well deserved and comes at an exciting
time for the Group as we make good progress in targeting the premium four
star and five star UK markets.  The key to this repositioning is the quality
of service offered by our staff and, by working closely to train and develop
key members of staff, David’s position will ensure that there is an easy,
open and continuous flow of two-way communications between staff and the


David Guile added:


“To be appointed on to the Group’s Board is a great privilege and a
challenge I look forward to.


“In my role as Deputy Chief Executive, my main focus is people and my
appointment to the Board will provide an essential link between employees
and the Group’s Directors. With our recent repositioning in the premium four
and five star markets, the quality of service needs to be exceptional and
through the development of our people, I am confident we will achieve our