Seamus’ experience in the industry spans over 20 years and includes a succession of major roles at Macdonald Hotels, Malmaison and Jury’s Hotel Group.
At Belton Woods, Seamus will oversee the hotel’s significant conference and events offering, which includes 10 purpose-built meeting and conference rooms for up to 270 delegates, as well as its spa, health club and two PGA Championship-approved golf courses with a total of 45 holes, all in the picturesque setting of the Lincolnshire countryside.
The hotel’s new Resort General Manager will also implement significant investments, including a £700,000 bedroom refurbishment and a £300,000 upgrade to spa facilities.
Seamus joins the QHotels group, having successfully managed seven hotels individually and regionally within the UK. He achieved a host of industry accolades, including being named Scottish General Manager of the Year at the Scottish Hotel Awards 2009 and, during his tenure with Macdonald Hotels, was awarded Golf Tourism Scotland Hotel of Year in 2008, 2009 and 2013.
He said of his appointment: “Belton Woods has a fantastic reputation as a conference and events venue and as a destination for golf and family leisure breaks, so I was thrilled to be offered this role.
“Using customer feedback and insights allows us to continually enhance and drive key areas of the business, such as conferencing and events, training, banqueting, golf and leisure, to ensure our offering surpasses customers’ expectations.
“As Resort General Manager, I’ll be taking a quality-first approach, using our talented team and unique offering to drive business performance to the next level.”
Michael Purtill, Managing Director at QHotels, said: “Seamus’ impressive career has equipped him with the rare qualities that are essential to our General Management team, such as the ability to understand our customers’ needs and respond as these needs change.
“Seamus also shares the belief that the performance of any hotel stems from the quality of the leadership, and I believe he has the personality and intuition to be a huge success at Belton Woods.”