Patrick Burke, owner and managing director of the Atlantic hotel in Jersey, has been elected vice-chairman of the international board of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) consortium.
He will work alongside the chairperson of SLH, Anchalika Kijkanakorn, owner of Thai-based AHMS Hotels.
Since 1999, when he was first elected to the SLH board, Burke has been closely involved with the running of the consortium, which now represents more than 530 hotels in 70 countries. He served as chairman from 2006 to 2009.
Burke said: "As a past chairman of the international board and having been involved with SLH for over 20 years, I believe that I have significant experience to contribute and look forward to working closely with the current chairman Anchalika Kijkanakorn. It is a tremendous honour for me to represent the Atlantic hotel as the sole Jersey member of SLH and I am incredibly proud to fly the flag for Jersey on the board of this prestigious global organisation."