Hotel group Macdonald Hotels says it 'has bolstered its commitment to premium dining' with the appointment of Andy Lowe as food and beverage director.
In his new role Lowe, who has worked with companies such as GLH Hotels, David Lloyd Leisure and Spirit Pubs over the last 30 years, will work with the Macdonald Hotels board and its chefs to deliver the group's food and drink strategy across its 45 hotels in the UK.
Lowe said: “The Macdonald Hotels Group’s dedicated ethos to delivering a quality food and beverage provision across its entire portfolio and their commitment to sourcing the finest and freshest local ingredients is what really attracted me to the role. Using seasonal and local produce means that our menus are very dynamic which provides a great environment for chefs to work in.
"Recently the group has been shaking up its dining offering; this has seen them install a number of different dining options across the country – from high-quality, yet casual dining at our Scottish Steak House Restaurants to modern British informal dining at Acanthus. I am looking forward to further delivering this offer, whilst turning the same level of attention to the brand’s beverage proposition."
Macdonald Resorts CEO Simon Jackson said: “Andy’s vision for where he wants to take the food and beverage side of our business is exactly the direction we want to be travelling. We are always looking for ways to improve our offering for guests, and world-class dining experiences are an essential part of what we want to deliver for our customers.”