McKerrell, who hails from Ayrshire, will take up the role at the property which will be the second Ibis Styles hotel in Glasgow, joining the brand’s first hotel in the city – on Miller Street – which opened in 2015.
As well as running the new hotel on Glasgow’s Waterloo Street when it opens, McKerrell will assist general manager Rory MacAleece – who was looked after the Miller Street property, and is now set to oversee operations across both ibis Styles hotels.
The Ibis Styles Glasgow Centre West will feature 137-contemporary bedrooms as well as a bar area.
McKerrell has more than 13 years of industry experience and has worked at hotels and resorts across Benidorm in Spain from 2005 until 2017, when he took up the post of food & beverage manager for Crerar Scotland in Pitlochry.
McKerrell said: “Glasgow’s hotel market is booming right now, so it’s very exciting to be looking after the city’s latest addition – particularly following the success of the Ibis Styles property on Miller Street.
“Ibis Styles Glasgow Centre West is in a fantastic central location, close to Central Station and a stone’s throw from all the amazing shopping, bars, restaurants and famous attractions Glasgow has to offer. We’re also perfectly positioned within the city’s business district for any corporate guests. We can’t wait to open our doors to welcome our first guests soon.”
The hotel is operated by the UK’s leading independent hotel management company, RBH.