New hotelier takes reigns at golf resort
HOTELIER Deirdre Billing has been appointed general manager of Mottram Hall.
Deirdre previously worked in senior roles at QHotels for 10 years, most recently as regional general manager, overseeing Ashford International and Bridgewood Manor, in Kent.
She also helped Ashford International secure industry recognition, including being named the number-one hotel in the annual BDRC VenueVerdict results and receiving a gold accreditation in the Green Tourism Business Scheme.
Before joining QHotels she held general manager positions at two large London hotels.
At Mottram Hall, she will oversee the hotel’s championship golf course, 10 conference and meeting rooms, corporate training and teambuilding facilities and the UK’s first AlfrescoThermoSpace Spa.
She said: “I’m delighted to be returning to QHotels and taking this exciting role at Mottram Hall, to lead the hotel into 2017.
“Mottram Hall has a strong reputation in the region and is known as Cheshire’s finest hotel and golf resort.
“My focus will be on maintaining the hotel’s high standard and continuing to strengthen its offering for guests.”
Michael Purtill, managing director of QHotels, added: “Deirdre’s return to QHotels is fantastic news for the business. She has a track record of delivering excellent results and commitment to offering exceptional levels of customer service. She brings huge experience but also her drive and enthusiasm will be an inspiration to the Mottram Hall team and our guests alike. She makes a great addition to our senior management team.”
Part of the QHotels group, Mottram Hall sits in 270 acres of parkland, one mile from Prestbury, and was the host venue for the 2013 European Seniors PGA Championship.
Deirdre Billing, new general manager of Mottram Hall.