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New GM to oversee 1million+ upgrade at Lincolnshire resort

Hotelier Coen tasked with taking popular Belton Woods to next level

By ECG Newsdesk

Well-known hotelier Seamus Coen is to oversee a £1million-plus upgrade of the facilities at Belton Woods after being appointed as new general manager at the top Lincolnshire golf resort.

Coen will bring more than 20 years’ experience to his new job at the Grantham venue, right - part of QHotels, the UK’s largest golf resort operator - having been employed in a succession of major roles at Macdonald Hotels, Malmaison and Jury’s Hotel Group.

He will be responsible for the hotel’s conference and events offering, which includes ten purpose-built meeting and conference rooms for up to 270 delegates, as well as its spa, health club and two PGA Championship-approved golf courses with a total of 45 holes.

He will also implement investments including a £700,000 bedroom refurbishment programme, a £350,000 upgrade to Belton Woods’ spa facilities and an investment of around £20,000 in improving its driving range, including the installation of the FlightScope technology.

Coen joins the QHotels group having successfully managed seven hotels individually and regionally within the UK. He has achieved a host of industry accolades during his career including being named Scottish General Manager of the Year at the 2009 Scottish Hotel Awards and, during his tenure with Macdonald Hotels, was awarded Golf Tourism Scotland Hotel of Year in 2008, 2009 and 2013.

REPUTATION

He said: “Belton Woods has a fantastic reputation... so I was thrilled to be offered this role.

“As resort general manager, I’ll be taking a quality-first approach, using our talented team and unique offering to drive business performance to the next level.”

Michael Purtill, managing director at QHotels, said: “Seamus’ impressive career has equipped him with the rare qualities that are essential to our general management team, such as the ability to understand our customers’ needs and respond as these needs change.”

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