Andy Gray has been appointed general manager of the new Jurys Inn Swindon, which opened last week.
Gray joined Jurys Inns in 2001 on the graduate training programme and cut his teeth in Glasgow and Birmingham.
In 2003, he took up the post of conference and banqueting manger at the Newcastle property where he was part of the new opening team.
This was followed by another new opening at Heathrow in 2004 where he was conference manager.
Gray was later promoted to deputy general manager, the post he held until this latest appointment.