MacIntosh appointed manager at Oddfellows in Chester

George Sell By George Sell
22 February 2017 | Updated 14 March 2017

UK: Oddfellows Hotels has appointed Craig McIntosh as manager of its design-led boutique hotel on Chester’s Lower Bridge Street.

UK: Oddfellows Hotels has appointed Craig McIntosh as manager of its design-led boutique hotel on Chester's Lower Bridge Street.

McIntosh, who originates from Chester, has moved back from London to manage the property and lead a team of more than 50 employees. He replaces Paul Cookson who will take up the position of general manager at Oddfellows On The Park in Cheadle, Manchester.

McIntosh previously worked at Browns in London, a Rocco Forte hotel, where he led the meetings and events team for more than four years.

He has over 15 years experience in the hotel industry, with ten of those years spent at The Chester Grosvenor, where he worked with Paul Cookson.

"I'm delighted to take the helm of this unique property and return to the city I love. The Chester hotel is the original and first, but the collection will grow with the second property this year and there are plans afoot for more. It's exciting to be involved in a business that is growing. There is a huge importance placed on training and coaching the team from the top at Oddfellows and I see this as a key part of my role. We have a team of brilliant young hospitality stars and part of the wonderful journey ahead is the challenge of mentoring and supporting them to succeed within a growing business."

Jonathan Slater of Oddfellows Hotels said: "With changes afoot and the opening of our new hotel, Paul Cookson is moving to take up the position of general manager at Oddfellows On The Park. We've both worked with Craig before and he is an obvious choice to take on the role of hotel manager at Chester. I know Paul Cookson is confident in handing over the reins to Craig and is assured that the momentum that has made the hotel a success story for the city will be maintained. Craig is a young talented hospitality professional who will be magnificent in this role and we are delighted to bring him back to Chester."

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