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M&L appoints new GM to run Aberdeen airport hotel cluster

M&L, a Singapore-based hotel real estate investor, has appointed Gordon Fraser as cluster general manager at the Crowne Plaza Aberdeen Airport and Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen Airport.

Managed by Tower Hotel Management, part of the Peel Group, the newly built hotels are located within a short walk of Aberdeen Airport terminal and were recently acquired by the new owners.

Bringing over 20 years of management experience, including eight years with Hilton Worldwide at the Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel, Tower Hill said Fraser has “immersed himself” in multi-site management, mid-market and up-market properties, new builds, distressed properties, change programmes and capital project management throughout his career.

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Recently welcomed into the Tower Hotel Management portfolio, the newly built hotels are located within a short walk of Aberdeen Airport terminal and were recently acquired by new investors.

Fraser said: “A huge part of my new role as general manager at Crowne Plaza Aberdeen Airport and Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen Airport will be to work with the operations teams at both sites to grow the businesses across the conferencing and leisure markets.

“I enjoy a challenge and as an energetic and enthusiastic leader, I look forward to getting to know the team and making progress.”

Tower Hotel Management currently operates award-winning hotels under various international brands including Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Hampton by Hilton and Ramada Encore by Wyndham. The latest venture, Courtyard by Marriott at Keele University will open in late Autumn 2020.

Peter de la Perrelle, MD at Tower Hotel Management, added: “We’re extremely pleased to welcome Gordon on board. He brings a wealth of hotel operating experience and we look forward to seeing his presence make a difference at the two hotels.”

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