Matt Barnby will take up the role of hotel manager of the Coldra Court Hotel by Celtic Manor when the resort takes over the 148-bedroom property, currently trading as Hilton Newport, on 31 March.
Barnby, who has worked at the Celtic Manor Resort for 13 years, will oversee the operational management of the newly renamed hotel, leading the existing team which will remain in place following the transition to Celtic Manor’s ownership.
He said: "I am really looking forward to the challenge of managing the Coldra Court Hotel. The hotel has a strong reputation for hosting weddings and business events, as well as welcoming leisure guests, and we want to build on those qualities and improve and invest in both the property and the team.
“I feel I have learned a great deal about all aspects of hotel management during my time at Celtic Manor and I am looking forward to bringing this knowledge to my management of Coldra Court.”