#071 – Hospitality Meets Chris Wayne Wills – The Independent Hotel CEO

Another wonderful story from hotels awaits you this week.

We got some time with the superb Chris Wayne-Wills, CEO of Crerar Hotels (https://www.crerarhotels.com) in Scotland.

This is a packed chat and we cover off:-

  • Gaining qualifications
  • Moving to Scotland
  • Ayr
  • Winning or learning
  • DJing
  • Club de Mar
  • Troon
  • Edinburgh
  • Moving around with Jarvis
  • Becoming a GM
  • Moving into quality
  • Cornell University
  • Coopetition
  • Being the ambassador for your brand
  • Getting the first regional role
  • Breaking the glass ceiling
  • Stretching yourself
  • Stretching others
  • Effort
  • Looking after yourself
  • The pager
  • 3 spoon puddings
  • Aviemore
  • Finding Crerar Hotels
  • Beans, red socks and dogs
  • Being proper dog friendly
  • The Crerar trust
  • A Deer called Bob
  • Buying snow in a ski resort

And so much more. Chris has got some cracking stories from his career so far as well as more than his fair share of golden nuggets. It’s a chat not to be missed.