Macdonald brings in new MD for Scotland

23rd Jun 2006

Macdonald Hotels and Resorts has appointed Peter Murphy to the position of Managing Director, Scotland.Mr Murphy, a prominent figure within Scotland’s tourism industry, will be
responsible for the 12 Macdonald Hotels in Scotland, which includes a number
of the group’s flagship venues.

Taking up the position in September, Mr Murphy will continue the drive to
establish Macdonald as a luxury four and five star brand. In Scotland, this
is being spearheaded by investment in the group’s golf and spa facilities
with particular focus on the Macdonald Marine Hotel and Spa, the Macdonald
Cardrona and the Macdonald Holyrood.


A former chairman of the Edinburgh Principal Hotels Association and the
Hospitality Industry Trust, Edinburgh, Mr Murphy has represented
VisitScotland, Scottish Enterprise and many other Scottish Tourism
organisations. He joins Macdonald Hotels from the Sheraton Grand in



Donald Macdonald, Executive Chairman of Macdonald Hotels and Resorts, said,


“The experience and knowledge Peter Murphy brings will be of tremendous
benefit not just to the Scottish region, but to the group as a whole. We are
pursuing a very determined course to establish the group as a luxury brand
and Peter’s 5 star experience will be particularly important.


“He has led key developments and has shown that he works effectively at
industry, board and hotel level. Equally, his career has also taken him to
London and Europe, bringing an international dimension to his understanding
of the hospitality industry and how we must operate to attract a global


“Peter will have responsibility for the successful operation of Macdonald’s
Scottish portfolio of hotels at a time when we are stepping up all aspects
of quality, from the food we serve to the standards of service our guests
can expect. He is a welcome addition to our team and I look forward to
working with him.” 


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