Tatham brings over 16 years’ experience within the hospitality industry, having held several positions at Rudding Park Hotel and Fortum & Mason in the UK, and at Atlantis, Marco Pierre White, and Burj Al Arab Hotel, the only 7-star hotel in the world, in Dubai. In his previous roles, he was responsible for implementing policies and procedures required to run and enhance these high-end operators.
Andrew Creese, general manager at Dakota Deluxe Leeds, said: “Ross has a proven track record of success at a range of luxury hotels and restaurants worldwide and I am confident that his business acumen and creative flair will stand him in good stead to enhance and develop the standards and service we offer to our guests. He is a highly qualified and experienced professional and will be a great asset to the team.”
Tatham added: “Dakota Deluxe Leeds has a fantastic reputation for providing guests with an unrivalled luxury experience and I am delighted to be joining the hotel at such an exciting time. With the introduction of a new concept in its Salon Privé and the launch of a new menu in the main bar, I hope to create a vibrant cocktail destination for visitors to Leeds whilst improve the existing standards of excellence here at Dakota.”