A new F&B manager has been appointed at the 227-bed Clayton Hotel Chiswick in West London.
Michael McIntosh joined the hotel in January 2016 as guest relations manager, and has now been promoted to F&B manager as the hotel’s £12m refurbishment nears completion.
“It’s an exciting time for the hotel as we are reaching the end of a major refurbishment which has transformed and modernised the premises,” McIntosh said. “We will now be relaunching our 85-cover restaurant and bar with a fresh, modern menu and new branding turning the focus on providing fantastic food for our guests whether they are looking for a light snack, power breakfast or a three-course special occasion dinner.”
McIntosh will oversee the hotel’s food and beverage provision, managing a team of 15. The restaurant, which will officially launch next month, will offer a range of dishes including daily specials and express lunches.
McIntosh’s previous experience has included positions with MacDonald Hotels and with Jurys Inns. His first job in the hospitality sector was as a bartender at the Hilton Treetops Hotel in Aberdeen.
“It’s great to have Michael on board at such a pivotal time,” commented hotel general manager Thomas Doyle. “The quality of our food and drink provision remains crucial to our ongoing success, so I am pleased that Michael will be overseeing this, helping to build a fantastic reputation for our restaurant and bar.”
The Clayton Hotel Chiswick, formerly the Chiswick Moran Hotel, was acquired by Dalata Hotel Group as part of the €452.3m [£324m] purchase of nine hotels from Moran Bewley’s Hotel Group in February 2015.
It was rebranded with the Clayton name in May and has been the subject of a major extension and refurbishment which has reconfigured the hotel’s entrance, foyer and bar area, modernised its events and meetings space, and added a further 104 bedrooms.