Paul Bayliss has been announced as the new managing director at Macdonald Aviemore Resort, part of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts.
Bayliss, who was awarded Independent Hotelier of the Year 2017, previously headed up Carden Park Hotel in Cheshire up until April 2018.
According to his Linkedin page, Bayliss joined Macdonald Aviemore Resort in January 2019.
Previously he has worked at Macdonald Manchester and was awarded a Master Innholders scholarship to attend the General Manager’s Program at Cornell University, New York.
Bayliss also served for 24 years in the British Army, progressing from apprentice chef to commissioning officer.
He has worked all around the world and was part of the UK Army Chef Team which won a World Championship at the Berlin Internationale Kulinaire Olympiade Culinary Olympics in 1995.
In 2006, he was awarded an MBE in recognition of many years of work developing the next generation of hospitality professionals and helping personnel further their careers after leaving the military.
Commenting on his new role, Bayliss said: “Macdonald Aviemore Resort is well known both in the UK and overseas as a leading leisure and conference destination. I look forward to working with the fantastic team to further enhance our commitment to service excellence.
“We’re in the best industry at the best time with the best opportunities for youngsters and Macdonald Aviemore Resort provides an excellent illustration of the wealth of possibilities out there.”
Macdonald Hotels and Resorts’ deputy CEO Ruaridh Macdonald added: “Ensuring we have excellent people of a high calibre in place is central to the future success of this key location and Paul’s wealth of experience makes him well placed to lead the Aviemore team.
“Macdonald Aviemore Resort’s reputation as a leading international event, conference and leisure destination continues to grow and we know that Paul will play a crucial role in steering the future development of this important part of our portfolio.”