Oddfellows Chester has appointed Craig McIntosh as general manager, taking over from Paul Cookson who has moved to the group’s soon-to-launch second property, Oddfellows on the Park in Cheadle.
McIntosh was previously at five-star Rocco Forte, Browns in London, where he led the meetings and events team at the Mayfair hotel for over four years.
He has over 15 years experience in the hotel industry, with ten of those years spent at The Chester Grosvenor where he worked with Paul Cookson.
McIntosh: “There is a huge importance placed on training and coaching the team from the top at Oddfellows and I see this as a key part of my role. We have a team of brilliant young hospitality stars and part of the wonderful journey ahead is the challenge of mentoring and supporting them to succeed within a growing business.”
Jonathan Slater, Oddfellows Hotels said: “With changes afoot and the opening of our new hotel, Paul Cookson is moving to take up the position of general manager at Oddfellows On The Park. We’ve both worked with Craig before and he is an obvious choice to take on the role of hotel manager at Chester. I know Paul Cookson is confident in handing over the reins to Craig and is assured that the momentum that has made the hotel a success story for the city will be maintained.”