McIntosh joined the hotel in January 2016 as Guest Relations Manager but now becomes F&B Manager as the hotel’s £21m refurbishment nears its completion.
“It’s an exciting time for the hotel as we are reaching the end of a major refurbishment which has transformed and modernised the premises,” he said. “We will now be relaunching our 85-cover restaurant and bar with a fresh, modern menu and new branding turning the focus on providing fantastic food for our guests whether they are looking for a light snack, power breakfast or a three-course special occasion dinner.”
McIntosh will oversee all the hotel’s food and beverage provision, managing a team of 15. The restaurant, which will officially launch next month, will offer a range of dishes including daily specials and express lunches. The hotel’s bar, which is already proving popular in the evenings, will feature signature cocktails as well as an extensive range of craft beers, specialist gins and locally brewed ales.
McIntosh’s previous experience has included positions with MacDonald Hotels and with Jurys Inns. His first job in the hospitality sector was as a bartender at the Hilton Treetops Hotel in Aberdeen.
“It’s great to have Michael on board at such a pivotal time,” commented hotel general manager Thomas Doyle. “The quality of our food and drink provision remains crucial to our ongoing success, so I am pleased that Michael will be overseeing this, helping to build a fantastic reputation for our restaurant and bar.”
The Clayton Hotel Chiswick, formerly the Chiswick Moran Hotel, was acquired by Dalata Hotel Group as part of the €452.3m [£324m] purchase of nine hotels from Moran Bewley’s Hotel Group in February 2015. It was rebranded with the Clayton name in May and has been the subject of a major extension and refurbishment which has reconfigured the hotel’s entrance, foyer and bar area, modernised its events and meetings space, and added a further 104 bedrooms. All the guest bedrooms have also been upgraded, giving the hotel a luxurious, four-star feel throughout.
The hotel’s new look will be officially unveiled in September 2016.