Having worked in hospitality for over 17 years, Hill started his career as a pot washer at 14 years old, and has since worked his way up the ranks across a variety of independent and boutique hotels.
According to the hotel, he developed a “wealth of experience” across departments, including operations manager and food and beverage manager.
Commenting on his appointment, Noel said: “I am thrilled to join the team as general manager, I am passionate about country house hotels and The Lion Hotel is a fantastic grade-listed property with a traditional character in the heart of Shrewsbury.
“It is my intention to re-discover and enhance the hotel’s true heritage and identity and put it back on the map, both locally and further afield.”
Shane Harris, CEO for Jupiter Hotels, which operates The Lion Hotel, added: “We are delighted to welcome Noel to the business and support him in leading the team in Shrewsbury.
“Noel is a hard worker, who has built himself from the ground up, giving him an unrivalled understanding of the hospitality business and a wealth of experience and skills that will help to maximise the hotels’ full potential.”