Macdonald Hotels and Resorts has announced the appointment of experienced hotelier Andrew Coggings as the group’s new regional director, who will look after four hotels in the 48-strong portfolio.
Coggings will be overseeing the Macdonald Frimley Hall Hotel and Spa in Camberley, Macdonald Compleat Angler in Marlow, Macdonald Berystede Hotel & Spa in Ascot and Macdonald Windsor Hotel, all of which are four-star properties.
During his 30-year career in the hospitality industry, Coggings has held general manager positions at hotels across the world including The Grand Hotel, Brighton; Brown’s Hotel, Mayfair, London and the Hilton International in Dubai.
He joins Macdonald Hotels after a decade running his own hospitality businesses, Stanford Inns Ltd and Kitchenware Restaurants Ltd, in Brighton between 2006 and 2016.
His three establishments enjoyed a joint turnover in excess of £2m and his pub, the Preston Park Tavern, was accredited with Most Sustainable Pub of the Year, 2013 by the Sustainable Restaurant Association.
He said: “I am truly enjoying being back in the hotel industry and to be working with a dynamic group such as Macdonald Hotels. The group and I have a shared interest in sustainability and that’s something I intend to build on at my hotels. My experience of working in five-star hotels internationally is ideally suited to the Macdonald portfolio of hotels in my region around the M25.”
Robert Cook, chief operating officer at Macdonald Hotels added: “Andrew is a great addition to our senior management team. The hotels in his region are extremely popular. Each hotel is very different, and Andrew will be able to bring out the very best characteristics of each. Andrew has a fantastic focus on customer service, quality and staff motivation – the perfect qualities for our business.
Macdonald Hotels & Resorts celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and operates over 45 hotels across the UK and ten resorts in the UK, Spain and Portugal.