Murrayshall makes raft of appointments as hotel looks towards growth


Murrayshall has announced a raft of new appointments as it continues to focus on growth and expansion following the pandemic.

The 40-bedroom country house hotel and golf club near Perth has announced Mario Cometto, formerly rooms division manager at Turnberry Hotel in Ayrshire as head of rooms, and Aberdeen-born former touring professional Clarke Lutton as its head of golf. 

The appointments follow the hire of Willie Jones, formerly from Gleneagles for 16 years, as its new head of food and beverage as Murrayshall looks to put itself firmly on the culinary map.

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Last September, Gary Silcock joined as general manager, having previously held leadership roles at La Manga Club in Spain, The Belfry near Birmingham, and latterly at Gleneagles where he was director of golf. 

Silcock commented: “We have assembled one of the most experienced and talented top management teams of any resort in the UK. All have occupied high level roles in some of the world’s leading hotels and golf clubs, and will help elevate Murrayshall to become a world class lifestyle hospitality, leisure and golf destination.”

Built in 1664, Murrayshall was initially owned by Sir Andrew Murray. The direct descendants of his family, the Earls of Mansfield, occupy nearby Scone Palace, crowning place of early Scottish Kings.

It recently lodged planning applications for a spa, leisure centre, residential lodges, additional hotel rooms and a golf academy.

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  1. The plans submitted by Murrayshall / Stellar are going to decimate the greenbelt in total contradiction of the local development plan. 50 houses are being built on this beautiful rural setting just to fund their fanciful quest to be a second Gleneagles. Not realistic or sympathetic.

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