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Crieff Hydro Family portfolio hires new general managers to lead two hotels in Scotland

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Crieff Hydro Family portfolio has appointed two new general managers to lead two of its prime hotels in Scotland.

Ken Buchanan has joined to head up Isle of Glencoe hotel, while Chris Hazelton has been hired to take the helm of the Ballachulish Hotel.

Buchanan brings more than 30 years’ experience to the role, and joins from his previous role at Sonas Hospitality Limited. He has also worked at Ballathie House Hotel and Dryburgh Abbey Hotel.

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In his role at Isle of Glencoe Hotel, he will aim to create a ‘family-orientated’ resort, introduce a locally-sourced seafood menu and develop a watersports offering on Loch Lomond.  

Hazelton also has years of experience as head chef in some of Scotland’s top hotels and restaurants. He was previously head of food and beverage at the The Rookery restaurant at Carnoustie Golf Links, where he managed the kitchen and front of house staff.

He plans to showcase the new look of the hotel after its £1.3m refurbishment and build the food offering around the hotel’s location, which is on the banks of Loch Linnhe.

Stephen Leckie, chief executive at Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels, added: “We are delighted to welcome both Ken and Chris on board and are looking forward to seeing both hotels flourish under their guidance.

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