Kalindi Juneja (pictured) has been appointed chief executive of Pride of Britain Hotels, the 50-strong marketing consortium of independently owned hotels.
She will replace Peter Hancock, who is retiring after more than 20 years in the role. She will officially join Pride of Britain Hotels on 4 October, working alongside Hancock until he officially departs at this year's annual conference on 15 November.
Juneja joins from consortium Relais & Châteaux, where she has worked since 2017, initially to manage the brand in the UK and Ireland before being promoted to a global role as international director of member services
Hancock said: "I have no doubt that Kalindi will take Pride of Britain to new heights over the coming years. And, if I'm allowed a little boast, it is that our efforts over the last two decades have made the organisation fit to attract a candidate of such quality."
Sue Williams, Pride of Britain Hotels' chairman and managing director of Whatley Manor in Wiltshire, said: "When Peter informed us that it was his time to retire, we went through the full gambit of emotions – mostly the feeling of how might we ever get close to replacing him. However, we are absolutely delighted to be able to announce that our new chief executive Kalindi Juneja joins us in October, bringing a wealth of experience that will, we are confident, help Pride of Britain Hotels to keep ahead of the game in its field."