Dan Rose-Bristow, managing director of the Torridon in the Scottish Highlands, has been appointed as chair of the Master Innholders for 2022-2024.
His appointment was revealed at the Master Innholders Autumn General Meeting, which was held on 8 September 2022.
He will be taking over from David Morgan-Hewitt, managing director at the Goring, and will be supported by the Master Innholders' executive committee.
Rose-Bristow studied at Leeds Met University before embarking on an early career in banking.
He then joined the hospitality industry in 1999 at the Torridon, alongside his wife and co-owner Rohaise.
Rose-Bristow has been a member of Master Innholders since 2012, previously acting as vice chairman and treasurer.
He is also a former chairman of Pride of Britain Hotels, director of Luxury Scotland Consortium and a recipient of the Master Innholders Derek Balls Scholarship in 2017.
Commenting on his appointment as chairman, Rose-Bristow said: "I'm honoured to take over this esteemed position from David. He has led the organisation admirably over the last two years and through such a turbulent time for hoteliers. My tenure comes at a time when challenges continue to rock the industry and significant steps need to be made to support the growth of hospitality for a sustainable future.
"I hope to continue the good work that David and other chairmen have done before, making the Master Innholders a leading force and voice within the hotel industry, continuing to develop our future leaders, championing our great profession and supporting our industry charities."
James B. Clarke, general manager of Hilton London Bankside and ambassador for Hospitality Action, has been appointed as the new vice chair of the Master Innholders.
The Torridon employs up to 55 staff and is the only hotel to have won AA Scottish Hotel of the Year twice. It received the Independent Hotel of the Year award at the 2018 Cateys.
The Master Innholders was formed in 1978 and is open to practising hoteliers by application each year. It receives support from the Worshipful Company of Innholders and the Institute of Hospitality.