Meet the team at Auriens Chelsea who have been drawn from some of the world’s finest hotels and resorts
Meet the team
For the past three years, Rupert Spurgeon was the commercial director of Mustique Island, the renowned Caribbean retreat. Prior to this, Rupert was the Managing Director of Entertaining and Hospitality at The Goodwood Group. Nowadays, he heads up the on-site team at Auriens Chelsea.
Patricia brings to Auriens over 25 years experience of working in the field of luxury hospitality. She has worked with leading independent hotel companies such as Firmdale Hotels and The Capital Group as well as for renowned hotels such as Killiecrankie and Brown’s Hotel. Her previous roles also include Publishing Director for Conde Nast Johansens.
With over 20 years' experience working for the NHS, as well as for the private sector in the UK and abroad, Angela will oversee the wellness of Auriens' residents. She has a degree in nursing, a masters in leadership and is a specialist practitioner in community health.
Drawing on his experience from Simpsons on the Strand, The Savoy, and The Connaught as well as The Sloane Club, Matt brings a natural flair for both provenance and seasonality. He believes that focussing on using the best quality produce and following the seasons is not only the route to the best-tasting food but also maximising its nutritional value.
Having worked at two of London's leading hotels, Claridge's and The Bulgari, there's little Biljana doesn't know about meeting the expectations of the most discerning clients.
Prior to joining Auriens, Emily spent over a decade working across the property and financial sectors in London. Nowadays, she is a key contact for people who are considering their next move and are interested in finding out about life at Auriens Chelsea.
Dan joins us from the Grosvenor House Suites, where he was Head Concierge for the past eight years. Prior to that, he was Head Concierge at the Plaza on the River Club & Residence. He is a member of the Society of the Golden Keys, an exclusive organisation made up of the world's top concierges.
Svetlana has a background in luxury hospitality having worked for hotel companies including Raffles, St. Regis and Waldorf Astoria. Prior to joining Auriens, she was a House Manager for the private members club, Soho House.
Francisco joined Auriens from the prestigious Birley Clubs, where he was Elephant Room and Private Dining Manager at Annabel's for nearly four years. Prior to that, he was Assistant Restaurant Manager at Rosewood London, widely acclaimed as one of London’s finest hotels.
Prior to joining Auriens, Sara was Head Receptionist at the Michelin-starred restaurant, Pollen Street Social. She is passionate about hospitality and her previous experience includes roles with Soho House Group, Shangri-La at The Shard, and The Savoy Grill.
Capitalising on experience gained from posts at high-end establishments including The Connaught, the Strand Palace hotel and, most recently, the Hurlingham Club, Ivan oversees the management of the IT infrastructure at Auriens Chelsea.