Stewart Spence (The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa)

Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6:00 – 9:00 PM UTC

Stewart Spence has been in the hospitality industry since 1962 and has risen from Chef/Waiter through the ranks to owning hotels and subsequently leading the Marcliffe Hotel and Spa, to be known as the best hotel within the region.

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About this event

Stewart Spence, was educated in Aberdeen at Ashley Road Primary School and Robert

Gordon College. He opted for a career in the hospitality industry in 1962, at the tender age of 15, as a trainee chef in Aberdeen. The first six years of his career was spent with British Transport Hotels.

During the first decade of his career in the hospitality industry he held a number of posts in his rise from Chef through to General Manager. 

In 1972, the family bought their first hotel, The Atholl Hotel and have since gone on to own 8 others. Mr Spence now owns the Marcliffe Hotel and Spa, which is known as the best hotel in the region.

Mr Spence has seen Aberdeen go through the regions economic highs and the low's and has a great story to tell.

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  • Stewart Spence

    The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa



Thursday, January 26, 2017
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM UTC


6:00 PMArrival Registration and networking
7:00 PMFireside chat with Stewart Spence
7:45 PMQ&A
8:00 PMNetworking
9:00 PMEvent Close


  • Oluwaseun Olabode

    Startup Grind

    Chapter Director - Aberdeen

  • Dec McLaughlin

    Startup Grind Scotland

    Director Scotland

  • Nick Murray

    Startup Grind Scotland

    Co-Director Scotland

  • Emma Loedel

    Startup Grind Glasgow

    Director - Glasgow