Smith has worked at the DoubleTree by Hilton venue for the past 16 years, most recently as operations manager.
His new role comes after the hotel recently opened The Steakhouse Bar and Grill by Marco Pierre White – a project overseen by Smith and his team. Since its launch, the restaurant is enjoying “huge success” and Smith said he hopes to build upon this as well as increasing revenue for the hotel by growing the events and conference side of the business.
He said: “Since working for Vine Hotels, I have been lucky to be a part of huge changes at the hotel including a 36 room extension as well as the opening of our Marco Pierre White restaurant.
“I have inherited a brilliant hotel already and am really excited about growing all areas of the business, making us a destination for great food, conferences and events and of course as the perfect place to stay for corporate and leisure guests.”
Garin Davies, CEO at Vine Hotels, added: “Tom has been instrumental in helping to grow the DoubleTree by Hilton into the fantastic hotel it is today. Promoting him to Hotel Manager is testament to his hard work and dedication to the company and we are looking forward to seeing the business grow even further under his guidance.”