Industry Update
Appointment13 June 2017

Keith Pickard

Named Group Director of Golf, Leisure & Spa
At Macdonald Hotels (UK) in Bathgate, United Kingdom

Keith PickardKeith Pickard has been named as group director of golf, leisure & spa by Macdonald Hotels & Resorts. He steps up from his previous role of director of golf at the UK independent hotel chain. Pickard will oversee each of the lifestyle departments of the 45-strong hotel group, including 21 spas. He said: “Spa and wellness play a major part in the Macdonald Hotels & Resorts business strategy so I’m extremely pleased to be taking on this role. “Over the past few years there’s been significant investment into the spa facilities so my aim now is to enhance the customer journey through new and memorable experiences, amazing staff service and wonderful facilities.”

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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