Down Hall country house hotel in Hertfordshire has appointed Ken Flockhart as general manager.
Flockhart has 30 years' experience in hospitality and was most recently general manager at the 239-bedroom Warner Cricket St Thomas hotel in Somerset.
Previous roles have included resort director at La Cala golf, hotel and real estate community in Spain, as well as general manager of the Kuredu Island Resort and Spa in the Maldives.
He said: "It's an absolute pleasure to join one of the UK's leading luxury country house hotels. I'm looking forward to the hotel reopening and supporting the ambitious plans afoot at Down Hall as we grow our weddings, conferencing and events offering, and working alongside such a committed and talented team."
Flockhart's first job will be to reopen the hotel when the coronavirus lockdown is lifted with a number of events for the local community and key workers.