Industry Update
Appointment 6 January 2017

Michael Bauman

Appointed General Manager
At Macdonald Pittodrie House Hotel in Inverurie, United Kingdom

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Michael BaumanOriginally from Michigan in the US, Michael began his career in the hospitality industry with Marriott. He has held a variety of positions, including a remit to look after 55 hotels across six South East American states. He moved across the Atlantic in 2004 and has since held posts including the running of Dungiven Castle in County Londonderry before opening and later selling a chain of diners throughout Northern Ireland. Macdonald Pittodrie House Hotel lies within easy reach of Aberdeen and Inverurie, and is set within a 2,400-acre estate which benefits from the beautiful backdrop of Aberdeenshire landmark, Bennachie. The venue is a popular choice for everything from family holidays and romantic breaks to corporate events and weddings thanks to its excellent facilities which include a range of beautifully appointed rooms, excellent event facilities and the acclaimed Mither Tap restaurant.

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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