Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa in Tarporley, Cheshire, has appointed Marc Smith as general manager, bringing with him 20 years of experience.
Mr Smith previously managed sister hotels Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel, Golf & Spa in Shropshire and Macdonald Highlands Hotel in Aviemore.
With over two decades’ experience in hospitality and previous roles in both hotel operations and food sales, Mr Smith has extensive professional knowledge of leisure, food and beverage, conference and events, and housekeeping.
In his new role, Mr Smith will be promoting Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa as a key venue for business meetings and short breaks as well as promoting its state-of-the-art spa facilities and Championship and Premier golf courses.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Smith said: “I’ve been passionate about being in hospitality since I was a boy and got my first job in the industry soon after leaving school. Ever since then, my interest for hotel operations has grown and I’m keen to apply my 20 years of experience to the fantastic Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa.
“My mission for the future is to position the hotel as the leading hotel in the area by making our guests feel at home and consistently exceeding expectations.”