Nick Wyatt has joined Von Essen hotels group as human resources director.
He was director of recruitment company The Senior Managers Network, based in Cheltenham.
Previous industry experience includes roles at roadside caterer Roadchef Motoways and Morland Brewery.
Wyatt said: "I am thrilled with my appointment as HR director and look forward to working with the team as the Von Essen collection continues to expand its existing workforce."
Following its £20m-plus purchase of Luxury Family Hotels at the start of the year, the group now has more than 20 properties in UK.
See Caterer next month for an exclusive interview with Von Essen founder and managing director Andrew Davis.