Hand Picked Hotels has appointed a new Food & Beverage Services Manager at L’Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa.
James Burke, who has worked for the group for the past two and a half years, initially as the Assistant Food and Beverage Manager before becoming Conference and Banqueting Manager, has recently received a further promotion. In his new role, James is responsible for managing the AA Four Red Star hotel’s five Food and Beverage outlets.
James will be working alongside Executive Head Chef Andrew Soddy, keeping abreast of trends in the food and beverage industries and implementing new menus in the hotel as well as developing his fellow team members through training and coaching.
Speaking about his appointment, James said: “I have always enjoyed being in a customer focused role and this new position allows me to work with our guests to help make their stay as enjoyable as possible in one of our many outlets. Visitors know what to expect from the Hand Picked Hotels brand and I strive to provide that quality service as well as always being prepared for the unexpected!
“This is a really exciting time to be taking on this role with the opening of our recently refurbished al fresco Terrace area. I truly believe it will be the place to be this summer!”
Shaun McGachan, Hotel Manager said: “Investing in our staff is really important to us and we’re delighted to see James’ progression with Hand Picked Hotels. He’s an asset to our team and I’m sure he’ll do a fantastic job in his new position.”
Before joining the HandPicked Hotels group, James worked as Restaurant Manager for a 4 star hotel in Ireland.