Russell Imrie is managing director of Queensferry Hotels in Edinburgh. The company owns the Best Western Plus Bruntsfield Hotel in Edinburgh and the Best Western Plus Keavil House Hotel in Dunfermline. The Bruntsfield Hotel is a 67 room hotel with a brasserie restaurant and meeting & event facilities and Keavil House Hotel is a 73 room hotel with restaurant, extensive conference & banqueting facilities and a health & leisure spa.
Russell is Chairman and President of Interchange & Consort Hotels Limited which operates the Best Western Hotel brand in Great Britain and owns Beacon Purchasing. He is an Executive Committee member of Best Western International. He is a board director of Marketing Edinburgh Limited, the public and private sector partnership body which markets the city of Edinburgh globally as place to visit, live, work, study and invest in. He is also a member of the Tourism Leadership Group in Scotland which is a private sector led initiative to develop and lead Scotland’s tourism strategy through to 2020 and beyond.
He holds a Master’s degree in Marketing from Napier University Business School, Edinburgh and a postgraduate diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. His professional memberships include a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a Member of the Institute of Directors.