The team at Auriens Chelsea have been drawn from some of the world’s finest hotels and resorts including Claridge’s, The Lanesborough, Four Seasons, and Mustique. With their outstanding experience and well-honed skills, residents can relax in the knowledge they will enjoy outstanding service on a par with the world's finest hotels.
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.
Alongside assisting Rupert with day-to-day operations, Angela will be overseeing what goes on in our bars and restaurants. She has joined us from the Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts where she was Director of Food & Beverage.
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 at The Sloane Club, Matt brings a natural flair for both provenance and seasonality to his cooking. He believes that focussing on using the best quality produce and following the seasons is not only the route to cooking 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.
Overseeing a team of specialists, Graham maintains the building and ensure it operates efficiently for the safety and comfort of our residents. Graham brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience from working around the world for over 30 years.
Prior to joining Auriens, Emily spent a decade working across the property and financial sectors in London. She is now the main day-to-day contact for our residents as they move into Auriens Chelsea. Emily is also a qualified personal trainer and loves to keep fit in her spare time.
Jamie works closely with our General Manager and Director of Care to ensure that our colleagues and future residents are safe and secure. Prior to working in hotels, Jamie was in the British Army for ten years, which took him all over the world to countries such as Iraq, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Kenya. He joins us most recently from The Standard, London.