David Marchello-Charlton has joined the Ramada Manchester Salford Quays as sales manager.
He takes on the role having worked as senior sales manager (corporate sales) at Manchester United football club, and sales manager at Chill Factore - both in the Salford Quays area.
In his spare time Marcello-Charlton is a special constable for Greater Manchester Police.
Paul Gallon, general manager of the Ramada Manchester Salford Quays, said: "We feel David's wealth of experience and non-traditional route into the hotel business will give him a fresh perspective on how the Ramada Manchester Salford Quays drives business. We're very pleased to have him on board."