This month we decided to put Peter Walker, General Manager at The Meldrum House Hotel in the hot seat and find out more about the Hotel, The Job & Peter!
Name – Peter Walker
Hotel – Meldrum House Country Hotel & Golf Course – www.meldrumhouse.com
Describe your hotel and its facilities – Meldrum House is quite simply unique. Nestled in the heart of Aberdeenshire’s tranquil countryside, but just a few short miles from the bustling centre of Aberdeen, our charming 13th century baronial mansion house, 240 acre estate and golf course offers more than luxury.
What’s sets your hotel apart from the rest? – Attention to detail, commitment, enthusiasm and a passion from the team to look after people
What’s your favourite thing to do in [your local area]? – Drinking fine Malt, and supporting my beloved Aberdeen FC
What are the first 3 things you do when you come to work? – check room availability/F&B bookings, have a walk round and see everyone in the team is “ok”, check emails
If you weren't working in the hospitality industry, what would be your dream profession? Global Heritage Director for a Malt Whisky company
What’s been your career highlight so far? Being the GM of the hotel and leading the team to the success that is “AA Scottish Hotel of the Year 2014-15
If money were no object what would you have at your hotel? An outdoor ice rink
What’s the most embarrassing thing you have done at work? Not telling you, that would be embarrassing
What’s your guilty pleasure? Facebook/Twitter whilst consuming wine
If you could skip to the future what would you do? Nothing, it would ruin the surprise that life is
If you could describe yourself as a cocktail which one would you be and why? – Kir Royale – Top of the range, bit bubbly, but very classical
What would you do if you won the lottery this weekend? Come to my work on Monday, oh, and buy Mrs Walker the car of her dreams
Final say: Any special offers, insights or promotions to tempt our readers to your hotel?