David Macdonald has left Malmaison Group after 13 years to take up the general manager role at Malton’s Talbot Hotel in North Yorkshire.
Macdonald will be responsible for operations at the recently-renovated four-star hotel, also overseeing its restaurant which has BBC’s Saturday Kitchen chef James Martin at the helm.
“I am delighted to be appointed as general manager of this prestigious hotel owned by the Fitzwilliam Estate. Yorkshire is the food pantry for the UK, and I am looking forward to working with Yorkshire suppliers to build on the hotel’s well established reputation for its first-class cuisine," Macdonald said.
"In my new remit I will be organising speciality food and wine dinners, working with local and national figures and growing the number of weddings at the Talbot Hotel. I am particularly looking forward to bringing some fresh ideas to Malton and joining the community," he added.
Macdonald joined from his role as GM of Hotel du Vin & Bistro in York, part of the Malmaison Group, where he managed a team of over 50.
He was previously deputy GM at Hotel du Vin & Bistro in Newcastle for four years, where he played an integral part in the launch of the hotel.