Colin Gunn appointed as GM of Moxy Aberdeen, Marriott’s new lifestyle brand.
Moxy Aberdeen Airport has appointed Colin Gunn as its new Captain, the brand’s twist on the general manager position.
Gunn replaces Donovan Sumner who was instrumental in overseeing the opening of the 200-bedroomed hotel in December 2016 and has stepped up to working for Belvar, the hotel’s management company, in a head-office role.
Colin said; “It’s great to work for a brand that I really believe in and is so unique in its styling and positioning. The hotel has gained an excellent position in the market already and I look forward to continuing its success.”
Gunn joins Marriott’s playful and edgy, millennial-focused boutique hotel brand at Aberdeen Airport. Moxy Hotels have really made a name for themselves in the hospitality industry as a spirited and fun place to stay where they are no rules or boundaries. Launching hotels globally at a rate of almost one every month, Aberdeen was the first UK Moxy hotel to be opened back in December 2016. It’s more than just rooms, it’s a way of doing things.
Moxy gives guests permission to break the rules and play on and Gunn is well equipped to lead the hotel’s growth.
Josefin Baff, Moxy Commercial Officer at Belvar says; “Donovan has done a great job of putting Moxy on the map in Aberdeen. With Colin’s experience, drive and energy he is perfect to take over the reins and continue offering Aberdeen visitors somewhere unique to stay and unlike anything else in the hotel arena.”
A Hospitality Management graduate of Robert Gordons University, 37-year-old Gunn has spent his career in the hospitality industry in Aberdeen. Before joining Moxy Aberdeen, Colin worked for 9 years with the Holiday Inn Aberdeen West, where he won numerous reputable awards. For the last 3 years, he has been named as the region’s Deputy GM of the Year at the Scottish Hotel Awards. Notably, in November, he claimed the Tourism and Hospitality Hero title at the Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards, which shortlists him for a prestigious Scottish Thistle, due to be awarded in March.