New manager to drive sustainability at Forest Hills
Macdonald Hotels has appointed Catherine Bone as the new resort manager of Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa, an RCI Gold Crown Resort located in Aberfoyle, Scotland.
Bone, who recently returned to the UK, has spent the last 20 years working in some of New Zealand and Australia’s best-known luxury hotels, resorts and restaurants.
An English, Dutch, French and German speaker, Bone brings a wealth of international experience to the role, having held general manager positions in a number of global luxury hotels and restaurants during her 20 years in the hospitality industry.
Her high-level experience also includes founding the Verdi Hospitality Consultancy in 2007, a business that offers profitability analysis, staff training and contract assignments for organisations in the hospitality sector. She is also currently remotely studying for an MBA in Leadership & Sustainability.
Bone said: “Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa has a great reputation and it’s a real honour to have been appointed as the new resort manager. I’ve worked in some great hotels and resorts over the years in a number of fantastic locations, but nothing comes close to the beauty and tranquillity of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
“I’m particularly excited about the Group’s commitment to the environment. As the focus of my MBA is leadership and sustainability, I am looking forward to being able to put theory into practice at Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa and solidifying its already excellent eco-friendly credentials.”
Stephen Williams, regional managing director at Macdonald Hotels, added: “Catherine is a fantastic addition to the team and we’re greatly looking forward to working with her. Her experience in the international hospitality market is exceptional, and given the number of international tourists we welcome to Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa each year, I am confident Catherine has the experience, enthusiasm and drive to ensure each and every one of them has a wonderful experience.”
With stunning views of Loch Ard and Ben Lomond, the luxury four-star Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa offers guests a choice of 55 luxurious rooms and 65 self-catering lodges, and its AA rosette award-winning Garden Restaurant serves only the best fresh, quality ingredients, sourced locally where possible.