The Grove of Narberth hotel in Pembrokeshire has announced the appointment of Thomas Agius Ferrante as general manager.
He will join the 26-bedroom, four-red-AA-star property in February, replacing Louise Lewis who was promoted into a business development leadership role in the Seren Collection's new travel business Routescape in August.
Ferrante will also sit on the management board for the Seren Collection which includes Grove of Narberth, Coast Restaurant in Saundersfoot and Beach House Restaurant in Oxwich.His last role was hotel manager at the Phoenicia in Malta.
He has also held senior management roles at One Aldwych and the Berkeley in London, where he spent seven as the food and beverage operations manager.
Seren Collection managing director Neil Kedward said: "We are absolutely delighted to have found Thomas. He is a true career hotel professional with a fabulous management pedigree working in world class hotel venues widely respected for their levels of customer service.
"Grove of Narberth is a food led venue and so his strong F&B background and sincere interest in food at this level clearly set him apart."
Ferrante added: "I am really excited to be joining the Grove, a beautiful hotel in a stunning part of the world. It is a marvellous opportunity to work with the excellent team at the Grove to continue to deliver Zoe and Neil's vision for this wonderful, warm and individual property."