Terence Southward has been appointed general manager of the DoubleTree by Hilton Liverpool.
Southward brings 21 years' local hospitality management experience to the 87-bedroom hotel, having previously worked at the Haydock Park Racecourse for the Jockey Club in Merseyside; the Macdonald Hill Valley hotel, golf and spa in Shropshire; and at the Liverpool-based Feathers Hotel and Catering Company.
Commenting on his new role, Southward said: "I have great pride returning to the city to a unique property. I am a firm believer in ensuring the emphasis of a customer's experience is on the attention to detail."
Managed by Interstate Hotels and Resorts, the hotel was first built in 1865, and is now a Grade-II listed building. It offers facilities including a restaurant, lounge, spa, swimming pool, and conference and events spaces.
DoubleTree by Hilton numbers more than 400 hotels worldwide, and offers famous signature touches such as a warm chocolate chip cookie on arrival. It is part of the Hilton Worldwide, whose other brands include Waldorf Astoria, the Hilton Garden Inn, and Hampton Hotels.