The Atlantic Hotel in Jersey this year marks its golden anniversary, celebrating 50 years as a thriving family business.
Despite the challenges this year, the hotel, which was founded by the Burke family, and is today run by Patrick Burke and his wife Treena, who have overcome many hurdles since Patrick took over from his father Henry in 1987 as managing director.
The Atlantic first opened in May 1970 and brought a new luxury hotel concept to the Channel Islands.
When Patrick took over in 1987, he embarked on an initial five-year development programme, expanding the hotel with new bedrooms and a health club.
The launch of Ocean Restaurant, today headed by executive chef Will Holland, has placed the hotel firmly on the gourmet map with its celebration of local produce.
This is heralded annually with the Eat Jersey Food Festival, created by The Atlantic in 2015.
The Atlantic was an early member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and is the only SLH property in the Channel Islands 26 years on.
Patrick Burke, owner and managing director comments: “I am immensely proud to have guided The Atlantic to its 50th year in 2020. Growing up watching my father Henry establish the hotel, I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to follow in his footsteps and showcase our beautiful island to the world.
“While this year has surprised us all, I am confident that together we will continue to evolve our offering at The Atlantic and look forward to celebrating many anniversaries to come.”