The chief operating officer at Malmaison has stepped up to take on the same role with Hotel du Vin, following the departure of Nick Halliday earlier this month. Scott Harper will now become COO across both brands, reporting to Guus Bakker, CEO of Malmaison Hotel du Vin and CEO EMEA of parent company Frasers Hospitality UK. Halliday left this month after four years with HdV, departing to pursue new ventures. Harper has worked with Malmaison as chief operating officer since 2012 and has a solid understanding of how both brands operate.
Prior to this he was group operations director for Malmaison and Hotel du Vin.
Previously he held senior and General Manager roles at the Columbus Monaco, Blue Water Antigua and Millenium Bailey hotels.
Recent Appointments at Frasers
31 January 2019 — Chris McLaughlin has joined Malmaison Belfast as GMm, and joined the brand from Hasting Culloden Estate and Spa in Northern Ireland, where he was deputy GM. Prior to this he held a number of roles within the New Zealand hospitality industry, including as general manager and head chef.
20 March 2018 — Barry Sherwin has taken over the reins at Hotel du Vin in Church Street, replacing long-serving manager Tony Elvin who has left to run Touchwood shopping centre in Solihull. Mr Sherwin has 25 years of management experience in the hospitality industry, including stints running operations for restaurant brand Gusto and as managing director of hospitality management consultancy Thomas Crown Affairs.