ONE OF the north-east’s leading hotels has appointed a respected industry figure to the position of general manager as the hospitality industry continues its recovery.
Aberdeen’s country house in the city, Norwood Hall Hotel, has welcomed Andrei Secuianu to the top job to drive continued growth across corporate and leisure bookings. He will have responsibility for day-to-day hotel operations, while further bolstering Norwood’s reputation as a high-end wedding, leisure and business destination.
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Andrei brings experience of both large multinational hotel groups and boutique destinations having held senior operations and management roles with the likes of Marriot and the luxury Ardfin Estate, located on the Isle of Jura.
Most recently, he was general manager of Norwood’s sister hotel, Grange Manor, following similar spells at Macdonald Portal Golf & Spa Resort in Cheshire and Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa in Stirlingshire, where he started his journey with the company in 2019.
Andrei, originally from Romania, relocated to Scotland in 2016 following a role with global accountancy firm KPMG.
He said: “I’m extremely pleased to have taken on this important role at such an exciting time for Norwood Hall Hotel and look forward to the chance to strengthen relationships with our customer base, develop the brand and identify new opportunities for growth across the city and further afield.
“The hotel is a special place with the character of the property adding to the level of customer care and the high standards we continually set and aim to deliver for every guest.
“Working alongside my talented colleagues – many of whom are long-serving members of the team with a diverse range of backgrounds – we will aim to deliver an amazing and memorable customer experience for every occasion.”
Norwood Hall Hotel has been recognised with honours at several national award events in recent years for its commitment to wedding excellence and providing a first-class customer experience to brides and grooms.
Earlier this year, the hotel clinched the Wedding Venue of the Year (North) honour as well as the Local Wedding Exhibition of the Year award for its popular annual fayre at the Scottish Wedding Awards.
In 2022, the hotel’s dedicated team of wedding professionals secured the Wedding Venue of the Year title at the Top Tier Awards following the delivery of a record number of weddings.
Norwood’s acclaimed Tapestry Restaurant features traditional Scottish décor and is committed to providing the finest locally sourced produce and ingredients.
Aberdeen’s country house in the city, Norwood Hall Hotel sits within the grounds of the 15thcentury Pitfodels Castle and offers 73 luxury bedrooms, including multiple bridal suites and period rooms, surrounded by breathtaking natural scenery and a tranquil location with ample parking in close proximity to the city centre.
Built in 1881, the four-star hotel caters for conferences, weddings and funerals all year round and is the perfect setting for leisure or business guests with state-of-the-art meeting and conference facilities within walking distance. Meanwhile, a range of exclusive private dining options are available for family, friends or business guests.