“I'm a Game Shooter

Robert Cook's Inspirational Journey

Career Path: Lived in a hotel for 18 years > Hotel Trainee Position > University > Managing Director > Chief Executive

“I worked in Monte Carlo for 4 years"

My Story: I was born into a hotel keeping family and spent my first 18 years living in Room 114 of a hotel in Aberdeenshire. I took a three-year trainee programme with Holiday Inn and worked as a food and beverage manager at a hotel in Edinburgh. I became resident manager for a couple of hotels before joining Malmaison as General Manager. I left the group for a while to work in Monte Carlo as Managing Director of a hotel Group. I re-joined Malmaison and then won a Catey award for Manager of the Year. In the same year Malmaison was awarded AA group of the year.  This year Hotel du Vin won the same award and for the sixth consecutive year won The Guardian Observer Business Travel Award.

 Funny Story: I will always rememver walking into the Columbus hotel in monte carlo and seeing  Bono,bob geldoff, michael stipe and serving behind the bar the eve of edges. I have also served lenni kravitz, Helena christianson etc etc, we have got to pinch ourselves sometimes!!!!























Chief Executive - Malmaison and Hotel Du Vin Hotels

“As a company we have won several awards - You can never quit. Winner never quit, and quitters never win"

Countries Worked:

The Fun Stuff:

“I'm a Newcastle United Supporter, enjoy golf, game shooting and walking my two Welsh Springer Spaniels"

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