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Hotel Manager (Bridgend Hotel)

April 16, 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious, enthusiastic leader with the drive and ambition to relaunch the Bridgend Hotel following its closure due to COVID. The Bridgend Hotel is a key part of the Islay Estates Company.

This is a great opportunity for the right person/couple to revitalise the Hotel and put their own stamp on the operation. This will include building the team and, in partnership with the new chef, designing a compelling menu that showcases the best of Islay's amazing produce. Our ambition is for the Bridgend Hotel to become a destination for great Scottish food. It will also include revitalising the hotel marketing and plenty of creativity identifying interesting and appropriate target markets.

The successful applicant will become an integral part of an Estate wide team and will work closely with the farm, game and garden departments in particular to experience all the Estate has to offer, and make the most of the wonderful produce on our doorstep. This is a unique opportunity to deliver a genuinely distinct and original offering on the Island of Islay.

The hotel is well situated in the heart of the island, in the village of Bridgend. It comprises eleven en-suite bedrooms, a restaurant, a lounge and a bistro bar as well as a beautiful, well kept garden available to hotel guests. The kitchen is of a high professional and commercial standard. While an important tourist hotspot, the hotel is also an important part of the community and we would like this continue.

An honest,  friendly individual with a positive, resourceful attitude is essential. It is imperative to have the skills to lead and work as part of a team within the hotel and engage with the wider Estate in this progressive role. Our ambition is for the hotel to be where all Estate activities come together and we need you to drive this. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Interested in the role?

Please contact Gillian Bignal for more information or to apply for this position: gillian@islayestates.com