Renowned hotelier Deirdre Billing has returned to conference and golf hotel specialist group QHotels, as general manager of Mottram Hall in Cheshire.
Billing previously worked in senior roles at QHotels for 10 years, most recently as regional general manager, overseeing Ashford International and Bridgewood Manor, in Kent, before a year out in her native Ireland.
She helped Ashford International secure the No.1 hotel spot in the annual BDRC VenueVerdict results and goes to Mottram Hall to oversee the hotel’s championship golf course, 10 conference and meeting rooms, corporate training and teambuilding facilities and the UK’s first AlfrescoThermoSpace Spa.
Billing said: “I’m delighted to be returning to QHotels and taking this exciting role at Mottram Hall, which is known as Cheshire’s finest hotel and golf resort. My focus will be on maintaining the hotel’s high standard and continuing to strengthen its offering for guests.”
Michael Purtill, managing director of QHotels, added: “Deirdre’s return to QHotels is fantastic news for the business. She has a track record of delivering excellent results and commitment to offering exceptional levels of customer service. She brings huge experience but also her drive and enthusiasm will be an inspiration to the Mottram Hall team and our guests alike. She makes a great addition to our senior management team.”
Mottram Hall sits in 270 acres of Cheshire parkland, one mile from the village of Prestbury, and was the host venue for the 2013 European Seniors PGA Championship.
In 2014, QHotels was named AA Hotel Group of the Year for the second time and, in the third quarter of 2016, QHotels received a record-breaking 10 VenueVerdict Gold Standard Accreditations. Awarded by BDRC Continental – the independent research agency. The Gold Standard accreditation is based on how likely event hosts are to recommend a venue.
QHotels also received 28 Green Tourism Business Scheme accreditations in 2016, with all hotels in the group recognised for their outstanding sustainability credentials.