Michael brings over 30 years’ experience working in the hospitality industry, beginning his career at Principal Hotels and Paramount Hotels before going on to gain management experience as Managing Director of MSL Hotels and Cosmopolitan Hotels, and General Manager at Shrigley Hall Golf & Country Club.
He joined QHotels in 2012 and has since managed the group’s Bridgewood Manor in Kent, Telford Hotel & Golf Resort and, most recently, Mottram Hall in Cheshire.
He joins Forest Pines to grow the four-star hotel’s significant conference and events offering and drive its new leisure facilities, following a £500,000 investment.
The funds have been invested in developing two new fitness studios in the hotel’s state-of-the-art Health Club, the refurbishment of 68 hotel rooms and improvements to the resort’s renowned championship golf course.
Located 11 miles from Humberside Airport, just off the M180 motorway, Forest Pines also has a purpose-built state-of-the-art conference and events centre, complete with 12 conference and meetings rooms for up to 450 people.
Michael commented on his appointment: “QHotels has invested substantially in Forest Pines’ facilities and accommodation, so it’s a great time to be joining the hotel with all it has to offer both leisure and business guests.
“We’ll be continuing to invest in areas of the hotel in 2017, including upgrading a number of our facilities and making further improvements to the 27-hole golf course. I look forward to seeing these developments progress.”
Michael worked with QHotels’ Managing Director Michael Purtill at the start of his career during his time at Principal Hotels and Paramount Hotels.
Michael Purtill said of Michael’s new position at Forest Pines: “At QHotels, we continue to attract and retain like-minded people, and Michael is perfect example of this. We have worked together for many years, and I’ve seen him get to know and understand customers at each of the hotels he has managed prior to QHotels, to ensure the very best service. I know his experience at golf resorts will be invaluable to Forest Pines, as a top championship golf course in the UK.”