Testimonials from some of our clients in hospitality, hotels, bars, cafés and restaurants.

“Insight Hospitality were responsive and brought wide industry experience in helping with a new F&B strategy for the Hurlingham Club. Olivier Lavigne was then instrumental, working with our team, in delivering operational improvements to our day-to-day offering.”

Michael O’Dwyer OBE – Secretary & Chief Executive of The Hurlingham Club

“ Hi just to say Des is a highly experienced & well respected leading figure in the F&B sector. His vast knowledge & practical approach are a huge asset to any project.  Des is passionate about each venture he undertakes and has 360 degree view of all that is required to create a successful operation”

Jeremy Seymour MA MRICS – Director Hammonds of Hull
Lincoln Plaza- Reception

Great guys to work with we really enjoyed the interaction & development.


Ashley Cole, General Manager – Lincoln Plaza Hotel.
Brera- F&B Development- Client

We loved working with des and his brilliant team, he managed to transform and update a 30 year old brand to modernise and make relevant to today’s market costs.


Thomaides, Director- Brera Ltd.
Cyprus- F&B Development- Client

Des managed to support the Amara master plan and sign up his contact Giorgio Locatelli. Fantastic result all round.


Demos Demosthenous, CEO – Amara Hotel, Cyprus.
Insight-Hospitality- Industry experts-CLIENTS-FOOD

Des and his team are super creative the brands and concepts developed for Principal Haley and Starwood were outstanding. The team integrate brilliantly with our ops team also. Highly recommend.


Tony Troy, CEO- Principle Haley Hotels.
Insight-Hospitality- Industry experts-EVDA

Developing Saffron hospitality In Baku, master planning concepts and delivering operationally was an incredible feat. Des and his team were very focused and professional.


Layla Aliyev, Manager – Saffron Hospitality.

‘A place to be seen, a place to relax and party and to be recognised and pampered. La Petite Maison Istanbul became famous for its culinary creations, its unique style of service and its ambiance. A great tribute to the professional and people management skills of Olivier’


Gert Kopera, CEO- D-Ream

Des and his team made a real impact on margins and controls and Fifty Cheyne. Professional at all times and easy to work with, I would recommend there advice and look forward to working with the guys again.


Ben Bourne CEO-Bourne Capital, Fifty Cheyne.
Industry experts-CLIENTS- flock

Working with Des and his team. Through their well-honed strategy and vision development methods, we were able to bring our collaborative ideas alive. They handled every area of our business development with efficient professionals who deployed outstanding skills, which are still benefiting the business 3 years later. Our concept at Flock has continued to blossom so much that we are currently working on a second site with the third in planning.

Lincoln Ogunde, Founder – Flock
Insight-Hospitality- Industry experts- DES MCDONALD PROFILE

Des McDonald has been instrumental in transforming the city into one of the world’s top dining destinations; McDonald knows restaurants from kitchen to boardroom.


John Walsh, The Independent



F&B, Restaurant, Hotel Development-Rufuto

Des McDonald partnered with us to develop our Japanese bar and restaurant, Rofuto, on the 16th floor of our Park Regis Hotel in Birmingham, they are creative, professional and have delivered at all levels of the project.


Harj Mattu, Owner- Staywell Hospitality Management Ltd
the-kensington-hotel-london- client

Des McDonald have helped us conceptualised our restaurants and bars in London, they are always professional creative and inspirational – we would happily recommend the team.


Patrick King, CEO- The Doyle Collection
Financial Times

His management expertise lies in choosing the right location, the right building and the appropriate style with his designer.


Nicholas Lander, Financial Times
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