Ben Abercrombie has been appointed head chef of the new 177-bedroom Apex City of Bath hotel, which is due to open on 1 August.
His most recent roles have been at the Queen's Arms in Corton Denham, Somerset, which achieved a Michelin Bib Gourmand, and the Bath Arms in Horningsham, Wiltshire.
Earlier in his career, 26-year-old Abercrombie worked for Mitch Tonks at the Sea Horse in Dartmouth, Devon, and for Mark Hix at Hix Soho in London.
Abercrombie said his ambitious at the Apex City of Bath will be to build a kitchen that will "create wonderful experiences" for diners.
"I'm a great believer in using seasonal produce to create top quality dishes, and I'm sure that will be evident in the final menu."
Tim O'Sullivan, general manager of the hotel, who was previously a regional operations manager of Premier Inn, added: ""Ben will lead a large kitchen team to deliver across our restaurant, bar, conference and events and room service. I'm really looking forward to sharing his food with our guests and the local people of Bath."
The new-build Bath hotel will become the 10th property for Apex Hotels. It will mark the group's first venture outside of Scotland and London.
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