Jackson joins Macdonald board

New role for Macdonald resorts chief

Simon JacksonMacdonald Hotels and Resorts, one of the UK’s largest independent hotel groups, has added Simon Jackson, group sales director and chief executive of Macdonald Resorts, to its group board.

Mr Jackson joined the group in 2003 as marketing director of Macdonald Resorts, having previously worked across the US, Europe and the Caribbean for leading leisure brands including Airtours and Diamond Resorts International.

He was appointed chief executive of the resorts business in 2005. He was appointed group sales director in 2013.

Deputy chairman and group managing director Gordon Fraser said: “Simon’s appointment to the group board reflects his substantial contribution to the company over the last 13 years in various roles and he will play a significant role in the next phase of the company’s development.” 

Mr Jackson added: “This is an enormously exciting time for the company, with significant opportunities to build on our strong performances in recent years. The board has high ambitions and a clear commitment to invest in our people and our customer experience across the estate.”

Macdonald Hotel’s Group celebrates its 25th year of successful business with a recent opening in the Serra de Monchique mountains of the Algarve. In its third month Macdonald Monchique Hotel & Spa is already enjoying 100% occupancy.

The Group also celebrates the 150th birthday of the Macdonald Randolph Hotel in Oxford and the 50th birthday of the Macdonald Aviemore resort.


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