Macdonald Hotels appoints F&B director
Macdonald Hotels, Britain’s largest privately-owned hotel group, has appointed Andy Lowe as food and beverage director, bolstering its commitment to premium dining.
Lowe, who has more than 30 years’ experience in the sector, will be responsible for working with the group’s board and chefs to create and deliver its food and drink strategy.
Lowe has worked at board level in the hotel and hospitality industry for a decade with companies including GLH Hotels, David Lloyd Leisure, and Spirit Pubs. He has also worked in some of the world’s top kitchens, including as far away as Bermuda, New Zealand and Australia.
Lowe said: “The Macdonald Hotels Group’s dedicated ethos to delivering a quality food and beverage provision across its entire portfolio and their commitment to sourcing the finest and freshest local ingredients is what really attracted me to the role. Using seasonal and local produce means that our menus are very dynamic which provides a great environment for chefs to work in.
“I’m a firm believer in delivering the highest quality dining experience to guests, which Macdonald Hotels shares with me. The Group is rightly proud of their Scottish heritage and look to the country’s bountiful larder to provide quality produce to our guests.”
Simon Jackson, group sales director and CEO at Macdonald Resorts, said: “It’s another great addition to the Macdonald team to have someone with the depth of Andy’s experience on board.
“Andy’s vision for where he wants to take the food and beverage side of our business is exactly the direction we want to be travelling. We are always looking for ways to improve our offering for guests, and world-class dining experiences are an essential part of what we want to deliver.”