Patrick Burke

Owner & Managing Director

Educated at St Michael's School, Jersey and Stowe School, Buckingham, Patrick gained an Honours Degree in Hotel and Catering at the University of Surrey.

This was followed by five years of management experience at two of London's leading five star hotels – The Carlton Tower in Knightsbridge and the Intercontinental at Hyde Park Corner. Patrick went on to manage hotels for Mark Warner in several European destinations including France, Switzerland and Greece.

On his return to the island Patrick became actively involved in the local tourism industry and served for ten years on the committee of the Jersey Hospitality Association. He was a member of the strategy group, which developed the first-ever business plan for Jersey Tourism and was also closely involved with the re-launch of the Jersey Conference Bureau.

In May 1987 Patrick succeeded his father as Managing Director of Jersey's Atlantic Hotel and soon embarked on a development programme to upgrade every aspect of the property – a process that led to The Atlantic Hotel's admission into membership of Small Luxury Hotels of the World in 1993 – and continues to this day.

Patrick became a Director of Small Luxury Hotels of the World in 1999. Elected from the membership by their peers, the International Board represents the interests of over 500 member properties in over 70 countries around the world. In May 2006, Patrick was elected Chairman for a three year term and in 2011 was re-elected to the Board for a further three year term.

In July 2011 Patrick was appointed to membership of the Master Innholders, making him the only Channel Island hotelier to be a member of this exclusive hotel industry group, as well as a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality and was granted Freedom of the City of London.

Patrick is deeply committed to the continuing success of Jersey’s tourism industry and is actively involved in its promotion both locally and further afield. He serves on the board of the Jersey Conference Bureau and participated as an industry representative on the tourism task force, set up to combat the effects of the economic downturn. Patrick is also a member of the Jersey Tourism Marketing Panel, a group set up to act as a sounding board for Jersey Tourism as well as Chairman of Luxury Jersey Hotels, a marketing group created to showcase Jersey’s leading hotels.

Patrick is married to Treena, also a Director of The Atlantic Hotel, and they have three sons – Harry, George and Tom.

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