Based in Royal Sutton Coldfield, North Warwickshire, The Belfry is known for its leisure facilities and golf courses.
Richardson has 22 years of experience in the hotel industry, joining The Belfry from his most recent role as hotel manager at Fairmont St Andrews Scotland.
On his appointment, Richardson said: “I am thrilled to be working at such an iconic hotel and resort and with such a talented team.
“My ethos is all about the customer journey, making sure that every guest leaves us having had an experience that they won’t forget, something which certainly holds true at The Belfry.”
He added: “The demand for staycations is high this year and I am very excited to be working with the team to showcase the world class facilities and service that The Belfry has to offer.”
Chris Eigelaar, the resort general manager at The Belfry said: “We are very pleased to have Ed join The Belfry team.
“He brings a wealth of international experience in the hospitality industry as well as great passion for customer service. He is a fantastic addition to the team, and we look forward to the incredible expertise that he will bring to the role.”