The Next Chapter: Maria Quigley takes on role as General Manager of the Borrowdale Hotel

An exciting announcement has recently been made by Lake District Hotels as the popular Maria Quigley debuts as the new General Manager of the renowned Borrowdale Hotel. This marks a significant milestone in both Maria’s impressive, ever-developing career, and the hotel’s distinguished history.

Lake District Hotels has had the pleasure of Maria’s employment for an impressive 24 years, during which she has continuously showcased dedication, passion, and leadership. Her journey began as a part-time employee of The Loft nightclub in 2000, Quigley has since taken on a series of roles including sous chef at the Skiddaw Hotel where she continued to progress up the career ladder; triumphantly reaching the position of Sales Manager. Being a Keswickian herself, Maria has proved to be popular among the local community and this shows in the personal relationships she has built during her professional career.

Her well-deserved promotion to General Manager at the Borrowdale Hotel stands as a testament to her outstanding contributions and unwavering commitment to the hospitality industry. Quigley’s deep-rooted connection with the community of Keswick and her stellar reputation among locals and visitors alike make her the perfect fit for this pivotal role.

Maria shared “I am truly honoured to take on the responsibility of General Manager at the Borrowdale Hotel. This opportunity represents the culmination of years of hard work, and I am excited to continue serving our guests with the same level of excellence they have come to expect from the group.

Maria is known by the local community in Keswick for her exceptional ability to organise and execute memorable events, a skill she perfected at the Skiddaw Hotel and intends to bring to her new role at the Borrowdale Hotel.I am eager to infuse the Borrowdale with the same energy and enthusiasm that defined my time at the Skiddaw Hotel. My goal is to create unforgettable experiences for our guests and to further strengthen our ties with the local community” she added.

Maria’s arrival at the Borrowdale Hotel couldn’t have been timed better. It coincides with a glowing reception to the hotel’s revamped ground floor in 2023, earning praise from many guests and visitors. The addition of an innovative menu, curated by the new and highly skilled Head Chef, Tristan Prudden, elevates the hotel’s allure, providing the perfect backdrop for Maria to showcase her leadership in this rejuvenated hospitality environment.

We are sure we will see some familiar faces down at the Borrowdale Hotel visiting Maria in her new stomping grounds!