Mr McGhee joins the four-star hotel and conference centre in Warwick Road, with 25 years experience in the hospitality industry.
The 40-year-old said he was looking forward to building on the hotel’s buoyant conference and events business, which attracts thousands of delegates to the venue every year.
“From the front of house to the kitchens, the staff are already bursting with great ideas on how we can make St John’s even better and I’m very much looking forward to harnessing their passion for customer service and excellence,” he said.
“St John’s Hotel is a great venue in the heart of Solihull and I am excited about developing its already established reputation as one of the leading conference, meeting and wedding venues in the area. I’m also planning on getting to know Solihull’s business community as soon as possible.”
Conference and facilities expert Mr McGhee, who is married with a young son, began his career at the tender age of 15, when he joined The Grand Hotel in his hometown of Brighton, while still at school.
He was offered a place on the De Vere Hotels fast track management programme and worked in a number of high profile, four and five-star hotels including The Belfry in Wishaw.
Most recently, he was general manager of the Met Hotel in Leeds, run by the Principal Hayley group which also manage St John’s.