Rutland Hall Hotel & Spa has appointed Alex-Aurel Kurani as its new Restaurant and Bar Manager, ahead of the launch of its new Blossoms Restaurant.
Kurani brings a wealth of hospitality experience to the hotel, having started at a young age, which saw him assisting his mother with head chef duties at the Horizon Restaurant on the island of Zakynthos, Greece, when he was just 13.
He worked his way up through the restaurant to eventually become Manager, before moving on to work in a multitude of privately-owned restaurants, including well-known brands such as Interstate Hotels and Resorts, Jupiter Hotels, Mercure Hotels and Compass Hospitality Hotels.
Kurani commented: “I’m both excited and privileged to be joining the team here at Rutland Hall, which offers a great opportunity for me to put my own stamp on things, as well as developing my career.
“Sparked by my mother’s introduction, my job truly is my passion, and I couldn’t see myself doing anything else. Hospitality is simply an opportunity to show love and care, whilst simultaneously providing the opportunity to undertake new challenges. I thrive off a fast-paced environment and love to meet ambitious goals so I’m extremely keen to make a genuine difference.”
“The best thing about going into a brand-new restaurant is that there are no changes to be made as it serves as a fresh start for everyone. The high standards that we have put in place need to represent the beautiful history of the hotel and the Patel family, and I look forward to doing just that.”
John Higham, Director and General Manager at Rutland Hall Hotel & Spa, added: “We are delighted to announce Alex as our new Restaurant and Bar Manager. We feel very fortunate to welcome him to the team whilst this exciting period of change for our hotel and restaurant is underway.”