Samantha K. Hamilton

Samantha K. Hamilton is currently the Group HR Manager for Dakota Hotels, a growing UK-based boutique hotel brand with over 500 employees, Samantha has more than 12 years of experience in hospitality and is a strong advocate for academia. Having graduated at the age of 20 with a BA (hons) Tourism Management from Queen Margaret University (QMU), Samantha went on to study a Graduate Certificate in Working Globally in Australia, achieve her MBA with Distinction in Hospitality QMU, and most recently complete her CIPD level 7 postgraduate certificate in Human Resource Management. Before transitioning into a HR role, Samantha was in operational roles including Guest Relations Manager and Hotel Assistant Manager. Samantha’s working experience includes Disney World in Florida, Langham Hotel in Melbourne, IHG brand Hotel Indigo, and the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews.