Scott will be responsible for steering the hotel through its rebranding to the Best Western Pinewood on Wilmslow after a buyout last month.
He will oversee the development of the hotel team and expansion of the four-star hotel’s facilities and services to improve its competitiveness.
The 58-room Pinewood Hotel was bought for £2.3m in May by the four owners of the 100-room Best Western Castle Green Hotel in Kendal.
Scott has spent 13 years in the hotel industry, including two years at the Best Western Castle Green, a role as deputy general manager at the Q Hotels Queens Hotel and Aldwark Manor Hotel & Spa Hotel, and operations manager at the Macdonald Old Swan Hotel.
He has also worked at Sopwell House Hotel, Runnymede Hotel, Moat House Hotels, Hilton Hotels and Marriott Hotels.
"I am keen to develop the hotel’s services and standards to meet the increasing demands of the four-star market buyer, and to working with the excellent hotel team and local community to reinstate this hotel’s reputation as the first choice for local business and private events," said Scott.
The hotel has five meeting spaces for up to 150 theatre-style and is four miles from Manchester airport.
Pinewood on Wilmslow managing director Tim Rumney said: "John proved himself at the Best Western Castle Green Hotel to be both an excellent hotel manager and first class team leader, so I am delighted to have been able to offer him a fresh and exciting opportunity at the Pinewood on Wilmslow."