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Peter Walker FIH appointed General Manager at Fonab Castle

“Peter Walker FIH, GM, Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa”
Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa has officially declared the appointment of Peter Walker FIH as their latest General Manager. With an impressive twenty-five years of industry expertise, Walker assumes leadership at the luxurious castle hotel, having previously served at several renowned hotels in the northeast of Scotland.

A distinguished Master Innholder, a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality, and a dedicated Hospitality Action Ambassador, Walker stands as a pillar in the industry. With these esteemed accolades, he endeavors to propel Fonab Castle to new heights, solidifying its position as one of Scotland's most cherished five-star hotels.

Before assuming his role at Fonab Castle, Peter Walker served as the Managing Director of Maryculter House in Aberdeen for over five years. During his tenure, he achieved remarkable outcomes in employee engagement, guest satisfaction, and revenue expansion at one of the nation's most historic hotels. Prior to this, Walker held positions at Ardoe House, Marcliffe Hotel & Spa, and Meldrum Country House Hotel & Golf Club, where he effectively spearheaded the hotel's repositioning efforts.

Speaking of his appointment Peter Walker commented: “Fonab Castle is a truly unique hotel with an impressive five-star offering. I am incredibly honored to step into the role of General Manager and I’m looking forward to working with the team who make this hotel so exceptional.

“I have had the pleasure of working at some of Scotland’s leading hotels but there is something truly special about Fonab Castle, it has been lovingly restored which you can tell as soon as you arrive and with a revitalising spa and a three AA Rosette awarded restaurant, it really has all the ingredients for the perfect luxury getaway.

“I’ll be working closely with Chris, the senior team and my colleagues within the hotel to ensure all guests continue to receive the very best in service and have an unforgettable experience at Fonab Castle.”

Chris Wayne-Wills, CEO of Crerar Hotels who manage Fonab Castle, said: “I have long admired Peter’s extensive experience and skills as a hotelier, and I am thrilled that he has taken on this exciting role to lead our commitment to investment at Fonab Castle.

“Fonab Castle is one of Pitlochry’s most beloved five-star hotels and with Peter leading the team, it has huge ambitions to elevate itself even further, which is incredibly exciting.”