Team promotions at L’Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa.
Publish date: 16 Jan 2024
Two team members at L’Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa have taken on new roles within the AA Four Red Star Hotel in St. Brelade.
Julia Ivanov who has a wealth of experience within luxury hotels has taken on the position of the new Food and Beverage Service Manager whilst Sam Fernandes has been promoted to Sales and Events Manager.
Romanian born Julia will be responsible for managing all the Food and Beverage outlets throughout the hotel to ensure L’Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa is delivering one of the best guest experiences on the island. She will be working alongside Executive Head Chef Andrew Soddy and his team, keeping abreast of trends in the food industry and implementing new menus in the hotel as well as helping to develop her fellow team members through training and coaching.
Sam who hails from South Africa and previously worked at L’Horizon’s sister hotel, Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa, has been promoted from Assistant Sales and Events Manager. She is now tasked with the overall management of the hotel events sales office, leading and motivating the team and overseeing weddings, meetings and conferences and corporate and social events. She also oversees the booking and reservations processes for the hotel’s food and beverage outlets.
Commenting on Julia’s new role, Thomas Burford L’Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa’s General Manager said, “We’re delighted to welcome Julia to the team and congratulate Sam on her promotion. Julia’s job is to ensure our Food and Beverage outlets are the best they possibly can be, training the right people to deliver the high expectations we all set at L’Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa. A great F&B Manager is an important part of a well-run hotel. The role ‘connects’ the dots between numerous departments and plays a big part in F&B staff morale, giving them the confidence, advice and the right tools to succeed in their own roles.
“Sam’s department is equally important and is the first point of contact whether it’s a reservation requirement or an event. It is up to her and her team to build relationships with clients and ensure their visit is personable and successful.”
Julia said, “From the moment guests walk into the hotel I want them to feel special and that every meal whether that be breakfast, lunch, dinner; an indulgent afternoon tea or a drink on the Terrace is memorable and that we deliver the standard and warmth of service Hand Picked Hotels are known for.”
Sam added, “I love seeing an event all the way through, especially weddings. There is something really magical about making peoples’ dreams a reality.”