The Belfry Hotel & Resort has appointed Chris Eigelaar as its new general manager.
Eigelaar, originally from South Africa, has 22 years of experience in hospitality, having worked in hotels and resorts across the UK, including DoubleTree by Hilton, Locke Hotels, Sofitel and QHotels.
Located in Sutton Coldfield, near Birmingham, the Belfry, famed for its golf course, has hosted the Ryder Cup four times.
Speaking about his appointment, Eigelaar said: "It's a real honour to be managing the Belfry and to be able to work with such an experienced team who are renowned for providing world‐class services.
"Customer service is pivotal in managing a successful resort and I believe in the importance of investing time and resources into my team to ensure effective communication and attention to detail, so that we continue to offer the highest level of service that the Belfry is renowned for."
Resort director of the Belfry, James Stewart, said: "We're delighted to welcome Chris to the team and we look forward to the incredible wealth of knowledge and expertise that he will bring to the role.
"Chris's appointment will play a critical role in supporting the Belfry's continual growth strategy and driving its leadership position. With his approachable and outgoing personality combined with a strong passion for customer service and abundance of exciting ideas for the future, we wish him nothing but the best in the position."