Capital Club, Bahrain's premier private business club, today announced the appointment of Bill Loveday as its new General Manager. A highly regarded veteran of private club management, Bill Loveday brings 25 years of immeasurable international luxury experience and new energy to the club. In his new position Mr. Loveday will lead the club's team of dedicated professionals and spearhead all operational aspects of the Capital Club, which celebrates its one-year anniversary on 24th June 2010 from 7pm.
Prior to his role at Capital Club in Bahrain, Mr. Loveday served in key management positions at a range of private clubs across America, including The Houston Club - which had among its members former US President George H. Bush - and The Dominion Country Club. Mr. Loveday began his club management experience with ClubCorp Inc., recognised as a leader in the management and ownership of private clubs worldwide.
In the early years of his career, Mr. Loveday traveled to many international destinations, developing appreciation of other cultures and the hospitality industry. A short tour of duty in the U.S. Navy also allowed him extensive travel in Asia and the Middle East, including 3 months in Bahrain in the early 80's.
Signature Clubs International Chief Executive, Mr. Guy Guillemard, commented: "As General Manager Bill Loveday brings with him a real energy which is bound to be felt by our members. Bill has a proven track record in the private club industry and his experience will be instrumental in furthering the club's vision of excellence in all facets of its operations. We are confident that his strong operational management skills, customer focus and high level of industry expertise will be a great asset to the club."
Commenting on his new role Bill Loveday said: "Although Bahrain has changed dramatically since my time here in the 80s, I can still feel the same warmth its citizens and residents possess. I am extremely excited to be back in the Kingdom and be a part of Capital Club's dynamic team who are committed to providing outstanding services to members in line with international standards. I feel this is an apt time to join with the upcoming celebration of the club's first anniversary, and am committed to growing the club's active membership, service level and line-up of exclusive events."
Prior to joining the private club environment, Mr. Loveday's experience includes key management roles in the premium sector of the fine dining community. He began his career in fine dining as a captain for a dinner theater in Southern California and led several management roles including that of food and beverage director for the 5-star Fairmount Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.
As Bahrain's premier private business club, the Capital Club offers a place to relax, celebrate or network in exclusive surroundings, on the uppermost floors of the iconic Bahrain Financial Harbour. It regularly hosts social and business gatherings to facilitate networking among Members and to foster an environment of learning from some of the world's most respected leaders. It offers international privileges through affiliation with more than 250 private clubs worldwide.