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, you can relax in the knowledge that you 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Overseeing a team of specialists, Graham maintains the building and ensures 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, 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.
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 Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, and Kenya.
Francisco joined Auriens from the prestigious Birley Clubs, where he was Elephant Room and Private Dining Manager for nearly four years. Prior to that, he was Assistant Restaurant Manager at Rosewood London, widely acclaimed as one of London’s finest hotels.