Hastings Hotels Announces Appointments Of New Chairman And MD

By Dave Simpson
Hastings Hotels Announces Appointments Of New Chairman And MD

Hastings Hotels has announced the appointments of both a new chairman and a new managing director.

New Chairman

The company stated on its website that its longest serving director, Edward Carson, has retired from the role of chairman and has been succeeded in the position by Howard Hastings

New Managing Director

The company also stated on its website that James McGinn has been selected to serve as its managing director.

McGinn previously served as operations director and general manager of the Europa Hotel, where he will be replaced as general manager by the current general manager of Culloden Estate & Spa, Andy McNeill, whose career in the hospitality sector commenced at the Europa Hotel.

Previous Slieve Donard Resort & Spa deputy general manager Niall Burns, who most recently worked as the general manager of Lyrath Estate, will replace McNeill at Culloden Estate & Spa.


Retaining Board Membership

Hastings Hotels stated that Edward Carson will retain his membership of its board as a non-executive director.

Howard Hastings Statement

The statement announcing the above news on Hastings Hotels' website included a statement from Howard Hastings, in which he said, "As we emerge from the pandemic, Hastings Hotels is confident that it does so with a very strong team. I would like to thank Edward Carson in particular for his lifetime of dedication and commitment to the company and am delighted that he will remain on the board.

"I am also thrilled that we are able to acknowledge and harness the talents of individuals who have come through the ranks to attain a senior status in the company, and while it is 'welcome back' to Niall Burns at the Culloden Estate, my fellow directors and I wish him, Andy McNeill at the Europa and James McGinn as managing director our very best wishes as they take on their new roles."

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