Industry Update
Appointment12 October 2016

Zsolt Balogh

Appointed General Manager
At Macdonald Drumossie Hotel in Inverness , United Kingdom

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Zsolt Balogh Leading international hotel operator Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has announced the addition of a key member of staff to oversee its well-known Inverness property. Zsolt Balogh has been appointed General Manager of the four-star, two AA rosette Macdonald Drumossie Hotel on the outskirts of the city. He brings to the role more than 20 years of experience in sales, training, hospitality and catering. Hungarian-born Mr Balogh joined Macdonald Hotels & Resorts in 2013 as Food and Beverage Director at the Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort before becoming General Manager at the company’s Perthshire Macdonald Loch Rannoch property.

Macdonald Hotels (UK)

We're a group of 45 hotels across the UK, each with its own unique style. You see, from countryside to city, every Macdonald Hotel is full of individual charm and strong local character. What's more, from Scotland to the South of England, we're run by real hoteliers who have the genuine passion and the experience to make our service, dining and accommodation the very best it can be.
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