The five-AA-star, 60-bedroom Ellenborough Park hotel in Cheltenham has appointed Oliver Williams as general manager, as it bids to establish itself as one of the UK's leading luxury hotels.
Williams joins the property from Lime Wood in Lyndhurst, Hampshire, where he was hotel manager.
Launched in 2011, Ellenborough Park is operated by Michels & Taylor, the asset management company headed by Sir David Michels and Hugh Taylor, on behalf of owner Shetland Hotels.
Williams spent the early years of his career in food and beverage, working with Gordon Ramsay Holdings, D&D London and Oliver Peyton. He was food and beverage manager at the Zetter hotel, London, before he joined Lime Wood in 2010.
He said he was "thrilled" to be joining Ellenborough Park. "There is a wonderful and passionate team in place and I look forward to working with them to take this peerless hotel to the next level and really put it on the map as a gastronomy and lifestyle hot spot in the Cotswolds," he said.
Located overlooking Cheltenham Racecourse, Ellenborough is a member of Pride of Britain Hotels and the Mr & Mrs Smith collection. It features two restaurants: the three-AA-rosette Beaufort Dining Room and the Brasserie, headed by executive chef David Kelman.