Malmaison COO steps up to the role of Hotel du Vin chief to oversee both brands

The chief operating officer at Malmaison has stepped up to take on the same role with Hotel du Vin, following the departure of Nick Halliday earlier this month.

Scott Harper will now become COO across both brands, reporting to Guus Bakker, CEO of Malmaison Hotel du Vin and CEO EMEA of parent company Frasers Hospitality UK.

Halliday left this month after four years with HdV, departing to pursue new ventures.

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Harper has worked with Malmaison as chief operating officer since 2012 and has a solid understanding of how both brands operate.

Prior to this he was group operations director for Malmaison and Hotel du Vin.

Previously he held senior and General Manager roles at the Columbus Monaco, Blue Water Antigua and Millenium Bailey hotels.

Commenting on the appointment, Guus Bakker said: “I am delighted to welcome Scott to the new role. Both brands continue to grow and with several new hotels opening this year and next, their popularity as the UK’s leading boutique hotel brands remains as strong as ever. I am excited about working closely with Scott to help deliver further exciting growth.”

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