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Meet The GM of PREMIER SUITES PLUS Edinburgh Fountain Court

With opening day coming up soon, it’s time to introduce our team. John Neil is the General Manager of PREMIER SUITES Edinburgh, our newest opening and first serviced apartment location in this fantastic city. John comes to us with plenty of experience in the industry having worked in and around hotels for many years. We’ve asked John some questions to find out what makes him tick. We’re excited to get to know John better and work as a team to make our serviced apartments in Edinburgh as fantastic as our other locations. Find out more about our newest serviced apartments in Edinburgh on our website where you’ll always find our best rates, guaranteed.

What is your name? John Neil

Where were you born? Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland

Where have you lived? Kilmarnock, Aberdeen, Portsmouth, Swindon, Swansea, London, St Andrews, Glasgow, Edinburgh

What is your favourite travel destination? Monaco

Are you a sports fan? If so, what is your favourite team? Scotland in whichever sport they are playing.

What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working? Playing golf or taking our cocker spaniel for a long walk.

What are some causes you care about? We raised funds for Radio Lollipop (children’s hospital radio that provides games & entertainment etc for sick children whilst in hospital) – donations were made from furniture taken from old apartments. We also donated furniture to Edinburgh re-homing charities, Christian Aid & Afghan/Ukrainian refugees.

What do you do with friends in your spare time? Golf (very badly)

What is your current job title? General Manager

Where do you work? Edinburgh

Where else have you worked? Holiday Inn, Old Course Hotel, Marriott International, Premier Inn

What was your first job in your current industry? Waiter, Fenwick Hotel near Kilmarnock

Why did you choose to work in your industry? Like the variety hospitality offers

Why do you like your job? Great place to work with different challenges each day and Edinburgh is a great city to live in.

How would you describe your career in a few words? Long and varied.

What are some accomplishments you’ve achieved during your career? Hotel of the Year with Marriott Team of the Year award from ASAP for Fountain Court and winner of Outstanding Achievement award with Premier Inn

What professional accomplishment are you most proud of? Winning UK Hotel of the Year at the Aberdeen Marriott where I was General Manager

What is your favourite thing about your career or industry? The people I have worked with.

If you could give a younger person career advice, what would it be? Work hard and be committed.

What is your favourite memory from your career so far? Being introduced to Nelson Mandela at the Old Course Hotel, St Andrews.

What are you looking excited about in the future? New opening of PREMIER SUITES Edinburgh in May.

Visit Edinburgh

If you’ve never visited Edinburgh, now is a great time to start planning. With the opening of our Fountain Court location, we’re perfectly situated in the city for a weekend of exploring. If you’re conducting business in the city, we’re surrounded by public transport links to get where you need to be quickly and without a car. We’re surrounded by fantastic shopping, tourist attractions, local parks and so much more.

Attractions in the city include excellent museums like the National Museum of Scotland, the Museum of Edinburgh, the National War Museum and the Scottish Portrait Gallery, to name a few. While you’re here, you can walk the Royal Mile, admiring the beautiful architecture, introduce yourself to Greyfriars Bobby and if you’re feeling brave, scale Arthurs Seat. Edinburgh is the world’s playground with something to keep everyone happy.

Dining and socialising in Edinburgh is a definite highlight. With some fantastic restaurants in the city on our doorstep, you’re spoiled for choice. You’ll find everything from Michelin starred to deep-fried pizzas – whatever you fancy! Edinburgh’s nightlife is legendary, and you’re guaranteed a warm Scottish welcome from our locals.

John and the team are looking forward to working together to make PREMIER SUITES the accommodation in Edinburgh. We’re looking forward to opening day in May 2023. Guests can find out more about our location, our property and read more helpful blogs to get the best from your stay exclusively on our website. We can’t wait to welcome you.

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