Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has appointed Harwood Warrington as its restaurant operations director.
Warrington will develop the restaurant concept and food product across the entire 45-strong portfolio, with a specific focus on strengthening and redefining its Scottish Steak Club restaurant brand.
Warrington has more than 27 years' industry experience, having worked for several restaurant and hospitality groups and hotels across the UK. He was most recently operations director with the Lazy Cow group for five years and has already, in his first few weeks, overseen the opening of a £500,000 new Rocca restaurant at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel in Edinburgh.
Harwood said: "Going forward we will be working on the Scottish Steak Club brand, developing the customer experience through design, product and service, and in the long-term looking to add to our strong portfolio of accolades including over 40 AA Rosettes.
"I look forward to sharing my experience with the team at Macdonald Hotels & Resorts and forging a strong relationship with all those involved in food and drink provision, from the chefs through to bar staff, to ensure we continue to flourish."
David Guile, chief executive officer or Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, added: "I'm delighted that Harwood has joined our senior management team. He has an exceptional track record in the hospitality and brings great experience with him.