Anuj Thakur has been appointed executive chef of the Tewkesbury Park hotel, in Gloucestershire, which is in the final stages of a two-year £4m renovation.
Thakur, who was head chef at Dartington Hall in Totnes, Devon, will oversee the hotel's food and beverage operations including the main Garden Restaurant, health club restaurant Greens, and the new brasserie style restaurant, the Orangery. He will also be responsible for menu development for the hotel's conference and meetings business.
The renovation of the hotel has involved the refurbishment of its 85 guest bedrooms and the addition of nine "luxury historic suites", plus two meeting rooms, the Orangery and a cocktail lounge. Work to the main foyer and reception is nearing completion. Two new spa rooms are scheduled to open in summer and the hotel's terrace which will boast a hot tub and Alexander Rose furniture.
Thakur's 15-year career has taken him from India to the US and Scotland.
Tewkesbury Park has an 18-hole par 73 parkland golf course, academy course and practice range, putting green and pro shop. The leisure club features a sauna, steam room, indoor swimming pool, gym, squash and tennis courts.
The Garden Restaurant has 90 covers and the Orangery has 30.