Headquartered in Edinburgh, Portland has a portfolio of five hotels across Scotland’s major cities and is currently structured as a Management Company providing services on an arm’s length basis to those properties, all currently owned by the group

Founded in 2001, we have a track record of turning round under performing hotels

Portland employs around 300 staff and whilst pragmatic and grounded, remains ambitious to grow

All resources and systems have been designed with scalability in mind

Bill Paisley  Managing Director

Bill Paisley

Career in the Hotel industry spans three decades, during which he has worked for a number of blue chip hotel companies, such as Thistle Hotels, Copthorne Hotels and Hilton International, at General Management and Senior Executive levels. He has extensive experience of hotel refurbishment projects and has opened two major new build hotel properties. He has managed hotels ranging in size from 34 bedrooms to 319 bedrooms in the 3,4 and 5 star markets and has successfully managed properties in turnround situations. He joined Portland in 2003 as Project Manager for new acquisitions and assumed his current role as Director of Operations in 2005 and now Managing Director. Bill holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Hotel Studies and has attended the 2006 Key Executives Programme at Harvard Business School

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