Veteran duo launch new hotel management firm

Macdonald and Jackson.

TWO senior figures in the Scottish hotels industry have joined forces to launch a new hotel consultancy and management business.

Trinity Hospitality Group will be headed by Ruaridh Macdonald and Simon Jackson, former deputy chief executive and chief operating officer, respectively, at Macdonald Hotels.

The new company will focus initially on working with hotel businesses struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic with aims to build its own portfolio of hotels in the long-term.

The co-founders have said they are in talks with several hotels and will be announcing their first management contract in the near future.

Macdonald said both directors “have a unique blend of hotel and resort operations, finance expertise and technical investment knowledge, enabling us to provide a broad spectrum of advice and support to hotel and resort owners, as well as operators, investors, developers, financiers and loan servicers”.

“We launched Trinity Hospitality Group in response to the growing need for nimble business support in the industry, helping our clients avoid the often lengthy, conventional processes while providing operational continuity in the interim,” he said.

Jackson said the duo are launching the new business “at a crucial time for the industry”.

“By delivering tailored solutions to those struggling in these difficult times, we hope to drive profitability for our clients and ensure these businesses are robust and well-positioned for the future,” said Jackson.