Leading international hotel operator Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Paul Bayliss MBE to oversee Macdonald Aviemore Resort. Bayliss has returned to the company in the role of Managing Director of the renowned Macdonald Aviemore Resort which employs up to 350 people during peak season.
During almost a decade in the hotel industry, Paul has managed a selection of large, high profile hotels and resorts and was awarded UK Independent Hotelier of the Year 2018 for his continued work in service excellence and people development. Other accolades include helping one of his hotels gain AA Hotel of the Year and, during his time at The Macdonald Manchester, receiving a scholarship through The Master Innholders to attend the General Manager’s Program at Cornell University, New York.
Paul also served for 24 years in the British Army progressing from apprentice chef all the way through to commissioned 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.Paul Bayliss MBE, Managing Director, Aviemore Resort
Commenting on his new role, Paul 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.
“In my experience, this is an industry which will take you all around the world if you want it to and offers fantastic benefits on the way.”
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.”
H&C News offer our congratulations to Paul and Macdonald Hotels and Resorts on his appointment