London Marriott Hotel County Hall has welcomed a new executive chef following the property’s multi-million pound renovation and relaunch in November.
Jamie Welch will head up the hotel’s Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar, having worked for Marriott for almost 15 years, including London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square and Marriott Meon Valley in Southampton.
Now in his new role, he will be at helm of the kitchen at the hotel’s flagship restaurant, which offers a typically British menu with panoramic views of Parliament and the South Bank.
Originally the seat of the Greater London Council, Gillray’s showcases many of the property’s original features including the Division Bell, used for deciding which members of the council were for or against a notion as well as sketches from 18th century caricaturist James Gillray.
In November the 206-bed London hotel was completely transformed with a modern new look.
Welch’s appointment is testament to the brand’s commitment to this investment. His other notable achievements include winning the accolade of Marriott Chef of the Year and becoming a member of the European Culinary Advisory Board for UK & London.
Welch said, “It’s such a thrilling time to be joining the team at London Marriott County Hall and to be part of its incredible relaunch programme. Everything about the hotel, including the location, the fantastic gin bar and restaurant, is quintessentially British and I’m excited to reflect our history and cutting edge modern development in our new culinary offerings. What’s more I’m really looking forward to working with a team who have the same vision.”