The London Marriott Hotel County Hall has named Francesco Galletti as director of food and beverage, responsible for both the hotel and its restaurant, Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar.
He joins from the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel where he has spent the last three years as food & beverage manager.
Originally from Tuscany, Italy, Galletti began his hospitality career working in hotels in his hometown almost 22 years ago.
In 2002 he moved to Berlin and spent three years as restaurant manager for Italian hotel brand Jolly Hotels, before heading to London in 2005 to work at a number of properties, including the Langham Hotel.
Commenting on his appointment, Galletti said he looks forward to working with the team to develop the hotel and restaurant's reputation.
Theresa Maw, general manager of the London Marriott Hotel County Hall, added: "Francesco has a wealth of food and beverage experience gained during his time working in Italy, Germany and the UK. We look forward to the rest of 2014 with fantastic new talent joining our senior management team."