Highland Coast Hotels hire global hospitality veteran

The Herald – Brian Donnelly 

An industry veteran with experience across the world has been unveiled as the new chief of a Scottish hotels group.

Highland Coast Hotels said Guy Crawford will take over the helm as chief executive in April.

Mr Crawford held similar roles at Jumeirah Hospitality Group in Dubai, Forte Heritage Hotels and Le Meridien Africa, Caribbean and Indian Ocean.

Mr Crawford joins the business after the recent relaunch of Royal Marine Brora and ahead of the introduction of two newly refurbished properties to the collection.

The Tongue Hotel and Plockton Inn will re-open to visitors in April 2023 following extensive renovations. 

The focus will be on “creating great experiences around the NC500 for discerning travellers visiting from around the globe”.

Mr Crawford said: “The Scottish Highlands is not only one of the most beautiful corners of the earth, but the region holds so many personal family connections and memories for me. I’m passionate about enhancing local community life and sustainable tourism.”