Emma Richards is the newly appointed director of sales at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel in Swindon.

She held a similar role at the Marriott Hotel in the town but left after a management restructure at the Marriott.

She will be joining her former boss Adam Flint, who was the general manager of the Marriott and who has taken over at the Hilton.

Ms Richards worked at the Marriott group for 15 years in York, Bristol and Swindon. Prior to the hotel industry she worked in transport.

The Hilton was built in 1994 and was extended in 2001 and is the biggest hotel in Swindon with 170 rooms.

In September last year the hotel was rebranded as the Double Tree by Hilton, one of 500 hotels worldwide.

The Swindon hotel has 15 meeting rooms, can accommodate a 350 person theatre style event and 260 people for a sit down dinner.

The hotel has just undergone a £4m refurbishment programme and the management intends to make it the best hotel in Swindon.

Emma said: "Getting the opportunity to work with Adam again was something I couldn't refuse.

"He intends to make the Double Tree by Hilton the best hotel in Swindon and I will be there to help him."