Johan Scheepers has been appointed as the new Regional General Manager for Macdonald Hotels & Resorts in the North West. With 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Johan will be based at the Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa, the largest 4* hotel in Manchester.
Overseeing teams at three properties including The Lymm Hotel in Warrington, Macdonald New Blossoms in Chester and Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa, Johan will be responsible for ensuring the best guest experience and value proposition is provided across all three locations.
Most recently Johan was based in South Africa where he played an instrumental role in the opening of The Maslow Hotel, the flagship corporate venue for Sun International which is the largest Casino and Resort operator in Africa. Prior to this he worked on the launch and repositioning of both the Thistle Euston and The Kingsley in Holborn.
He has vast experience of working within large hotel groups after spending four years with Radisson Edwardian, which eventually led him to Manchester. Managing a number of 4* and 5* properties within the group, it was during this tenure that he received an Acorn award for outstanding achievements in the industry and completed an advanced management programme at Oxford University. Despite a short break from the UK to manage properties in South Africa, Johan chose to re-locate to Manchester, returning to where he held his first General Manager role in 2007, assisting with the opening of The Abode Hotel.
"Johan has an abundance of knowledge and experience that we feel he can bring to our properties in the North West and the wider group"
Simon Jackson, Group Sales and Operations Director, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Johan to Macdonald Hotels & Resorts. He has an abundance of knowledge and experience that we feel he can bring to our properties in the North West and the wider group. We are sure he will be a very successful manager and provide the best possible experience for both our leisure and business guests”.
Situated in Manchester city centre, the Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa is a 338 bedroom hotel which offers indulgent spa treatments, a first class bar, award-winning Scottish Steakhouse restaurant and sophisticated conference facilities.
Commenting on his appointment, Johan said “I am thrilled to begin my new role with Macdonald Hotels & Resorts. Having previously worked in the North West and undertaking my first role as General Manager in Manchester, I feel it has so much to offer for guests and residents. I am very much looking forward to the opportunity to maintain the hotel’s great reputation and work alongside the wider teams to showcase all three properties as a destination for the local community, tourists and business groups”.
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