UK: Mafalda Moura Albuquerque has been appointed general manager of the boutique hotel Virgin Hotels Edinburgh which opened in summer last year.
Albuquerque brings over 10 years of experience to the role, most recently joining from Kimpton Blythswood Square and Voco Grand Central, where she held the role of general manager.
Prior to this, Albuquerque held the position of taskforce general manager at the Crowne Plaza Kensington and Blackfriars in London.
Speaking about her appointment, Albuquerque said: “I’m thrilled to be joining the Virgin Hotels family and leading the exceptional team [in Edinburgh]. This is an exciting opportunity for me to contribute my passion for exceptional guest experiences and innovative Virgin Hotels practices. I look forward to working closely with the team to continue delivering heartfelt service and ensure [the hotel] remains the go-to destination for visitors and locals alike.”
James Bermingham, CEO of Virgin Hotels, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Mafalda to the Virgin Hotels team. Her extensive experience and dedication to excellence align perfectly with our vision and commitment to surprise and delight and create memorable experiences. We are confident Mafalda’s leadership will elevate Virgin Hotels Edinburgh to even greater heights and we look forward to its continued success.”
Virgin Hotels Edinburgh is the first UK property from Virgin Hotels. It features 222 rooms and suites and multiple dining and drinking venues.