Kit and Charles Graves, the owners of Lake District Hotels Limited, appointed their daughter Dani Hope as a director of the company on her 30th birthday.
Hope, who studied Marketing Management at Manchester Metropolitan University, worked in various maketing roles before joining the family-run hotel group in 2011 as marketing manager.
“Growing up around hotels I have developed an innate sense of how things should be, but when I started working in the business I felt it was important to get hands on experience in all aspects of the hotel," she said.
Commenting on her promotion, Hope added: "We’re a small family group of hotels that adapt and change with the times. As the next generation, I’ve enjoyed being able to make an increasing contribution and look forward to stamping a mark on our future, steered of course, by the experience of our current directors".