Industry Update
Appointment31 January 2019

Chris McLaughlin

Appointed General Manager
At Malmaison Belfast, United Kingdom

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Chris McLaughlin

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.

Frasers Hospitality PTE Ltd

Frasers Hospitality, the hospitality arm of Frasers Property Group, is a global hospitality operator with Gold-Standard serviced, hotel residences and boutique lifestyle hotels across Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East and Africa.
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