Paul Bayliss, general manager of Macdonald Manchester hotel and spa, has been appointed chair of the Manchester Hoteliers Association.
Bayliss has been involved with the Manchester Hoteliers Association since 2009 and brings a wealth of leadership experience and knowledge of tourism in Manchester to his new role, having worked in the industry for 24 years.
As chair, he will identify challenges in Manchester for the hotel sector, as well as working on marketing, tourism activities, careers and charity events.
"My hope is to solidify relationships in the hotel community and encourage businesses to seize opportunities to drive visitors to the city," he said.
Debbie Taylor, managing director of Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa and Macdonald Townhouse Hotel, added: "Paul is dedicated to improving the hotel sector here in Manchester and has a great track record of working with partners to improve tourism marketing and infrastructure in the city.
"His new accolade is thoroughly well-deserved and further demonstrates his enthusiasm for the industry."
Earlier this year Bayliss helped launch the Macdonald Hotels Academy, which supports young people into employment in the hotel industry through apprentice schemes.