Macdonald Hotels Announces Key Aberdeenshire Appointment

Michael Bauman, Macdonald Pittodrie House Hotel

Hotel operator Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has announced the addition of a key member of staff to oversee its flagship Aberdeenshire property.

Michael Bauman has been appointed General Manager of the four-star, two AA rosette Macdonald Pittodrie House Hotel at Chapel of Garioch near Inverurie.

Originally from Michigan in the US, Michael began his career in the hospitality industry with Marriott. He has held a variety of positions, including a remit to look after 55 hotels across six South East American states. He moved across the Atlantic in 2004 and has since held posts including the running of Dungiven Castle in County Londonderry before opening and later selling a chain of diners throughout Northern Ireland.

Macdonald Pittodrie House Hotel is set within a 2,400-acre estate which benefits from the beautiful backdrop of Aberdeenshire landmark, Bennachie. The venue is a popular choice for everything from family holidays and romantic breaks to corporate events and weddings thanks to its excellent facilities which include a range of beautifully appointed rooms, excellent event facilities and the acclaimed Mither Tap restaurant.

Commenting on his new role at Macdonald Pittodrie House Hotel, Michael Bauman said: “I am really looking forward to this opportunity and working with Macdonald Hotels & Resorts. Their ethos of looking after their staff as well as they look after their guest is directly in line with what I have practiced my entire career. This is a magical place and I can only hope to add to its already stellar reputation!”

Regional Managing Director Simon Farr added: “The experience which Michael brings to the role is of clear benefit for staff and customer alike. We look forward to his leadership and vision in driving forward this important property in our portfolio.”