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John McGuinness, Spa & Leisure Associate

John has over 25 years senior management experience within the tourism, sports & leisure industry. He is the founder and Director of international leisure consultancy company, Sports Management Consulting and works with Braemar Golf on any Spa and Leisure related projects.

He has helped clients create award winning Spas and Health Clubs across the EMEA egion, including The Ritz Four Seasons Hotel in Lisbon, Stoke Park Club & Resort in England and Hilton At Cascatas Resort in Portugal.

John also held a senior role with the international property Group, Cushman & Wakefield and spearheaded a number of high profile hotel and resort projects internationally. Previously John has had senior positions within The Champneys Group and its parent Fitness & Leisure Holdings. This included responsibility for Champneys The London Club in Piccadilly, the Spa at The Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland and Inglewood Health Hydro in Berkshire.

John has a wealth of knowledge of the spa, wellness, leisure, sports and hospitality sectors and extensive international knowledge of creating and managing quality operations. His experience has been gained across the full spectrum of leisure operations from planning, design and management – budget to luxury, stand alone operations to those within hotels and resorts.

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