The Fairmont St Andrews golf resort has appointed John Keating as its new general manager. Keating has worked within the hospitality industry for more than 30 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him. He studied at the Thames Valley University, London, completed his hotel management training at the Ritz Hotel, and is also a ‘master restaurateur’.
He has many years of international experience in hotel operations and openings across a wide range of luxury properties and brands around the world. Management stints in Lucknam Park and Bath Spa, in the UK, were followed by eight years in Asia with CCA International in five-star resorts and golf clubs in China, Indonesia, Taiwan and also Russia. Most recently, he was general manager at Sandals Emerald Bay, Bahamas, and Cameron House, Loch Lomond.
Keating joins Fairmont St Andrews from his most recent position as director of operations for Palmerston Hotels & Resorts Europe, as well as managing Brocket Hall, a prestigious resort in the UK’s home counties.
Commenting Keating said, “I’m delighted to be returning to Scotland to such a prestigious property. I’m looking forward the future development plans at the resort.” More at: www.fairmont.com/standrews