Atlantic Team


Patrick Burke, 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 management experience at two of London's leading five star hotels – The Carlton Tower in Knightsbridge and the Intercontinental at Hyde Park Corner. In 1987 Patrick succeeded his father as Managing Director of The Atlantic and soon embarked on a development programme to upgrade every aspect of the property – a process which led to The Atlantic's admission into membership of Small Luxury Hotels of the World in 1993 – and continues to this day.

Mark Yates, Hotel Manager

Mark is a highly experienced and accomplished Hotel Manager, who joined the team at The Atlantic Hotel in July 2012.

His appointment marks his return to the operational side of the hospitality industry having previously set up and run his own successful hotel management and recruitment company, Edward-Brooks, after working for many years at a number of high end establishments including a seven year stint as Manager at Gravetye Manor. Outside work Mark enjoys travel and is a keen cricketer, as well as enjoying rugby, golf and tennis. Other passions include fine wines and dining out, and he has been impressed by the wide choice of restaurants the island has to offer.


Stephanie Paddock, Marketing and Communications Manager

An experienced marketing professional and a specialist in the luxury sector, Stephanie Paddock is The Atlantic Hotel’s Marketing and Communications Manager.

Born and educated in the island, Stephanie has previously worked at Grand Jersey and prior to joining the team at The Atlantic Hotel in 2014, Stephanie spent almost three years with the Dolan Group, managing marketing activity across four properties. Stephanie is currently studying for the Diploma in Professional Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Hayley Brockwell, Reservations Manager

A native islander, Hayley first joined The Atlantic after leaving college in 1982 and has now been with the hotel for 30 years.

Currently Reservations Manager, she has experienced the evolution from manual bookings to a computerised system, the internet and e-mail, and she enjoys the day to day variety of her role and the contact she has with old and new guests. She loves The Atlantic's family atmosphere and friendly team, as well as Jersey's tranquil lanes and spectacular views. Away from The Atlantic, Hayley divides her time between visiting her family's timeshare in Tenerife and walking along the island's cliff paths.

Rui Faia, Guest Services Manager

Rui Faia is our Guest Services Manager. Born in Madeira, Rui first came to Jersey and The Atlantic Hotel in 2000.

Rui started out in Ocean as a Commis Waiter and worked his way up to Head Waiter before being promoted to the position of Guest Services Manager in 2007. Rui takes great pride in ensuring that everyone who walks through the doors is well looked after and particularly enjoys welcoming back regular guests. His favourite time of the year is the spring when the hotel grounds come alive.

Myles McSweeney, Assistant Manager

Myles McSweeney joined The Atlantic Hotel in the summer of 2014 as Assistant Manager.

Originally from South Africa, Myles came to The Atlantic Hotel from The Montcalm Hotel in London, having trained in the UK at a number of establishments including Gleneagles.

Myles particulary enjoys the atmosphere and high levels of customer service The Atlantic can offer as a family run hotel. On his arrival in Jersey Myles was impressed with the range and quality of local restaurants and the fantastic beaches, including of course the stunning St Ouen's Bay.

Mark Jordan, Executive Head Chef

Mark decided at school that he would pursue a career as a chef, and his first job saw him spend three years with Keith Floyd before he met Jean Christophe Novelli.

Novelli had a profound effect on Mark as he inspired him to create food of a Michelin Star standard by introducing him to the best combinations of ingredients which appeal to the five senses of cooking: smell, taste, texture, touch and sight. Mark joined The Atlantic as Head Chef in July 2004 from Gilpin Lodge Hotel near Windermere in The Lake District, having fallen in love with Jersey on his first visit.

Shaun Burke, Sous Chef

Shaun Burke is the talented Sous Chef at The Atlantic Hotel, having first joined the kitchen brigade as a Chef de Partie.

Shaun was born and educated in Jersey where he achieved a Diploma in Culinary Arts at Highlands College. Following his training he took a position at Le Gavroche, working there for a year before returning to Jersey.

Shaun enjoys creating dishes with the fantastic local produce available on the island, especially the wonderful seabass and turbot, and of course the iconic Jersey Royals.

Glenn Noel, Pastry Chef

Awarded Young Channel Island Chef of the Year in 2011, Glenn Noel is the Pastry Chef at The Atlantic Hotel.

Educated in Jersey, Glenn achieved a Diploma in Culinary Arts at Highlands College. During the two year course he undertook work experience at The Atlantic Hotel under the expert guidance of our Executive Head Chef Mark Jordan.

We are proud to say that Glenn is the only Jersey chef to have succeeded among literally thousands of applicants to secure a five month placement at Copenhagen's famous NOMA restaurant. He has also worked under Tom Kerridge at the Hand and Flowers in Marlow.

Martinho de Sousa, Restaurant Manager

As befits his Portuguese roots, Martinho has a deep love of great food, fine wine and lively conversation.

As Restaurant Manager of the hotel's award winning Ocean Restaurant, Martinho believes that his role is to offer guests help and advice on menus and ingredients discreetly and unobtrusively. Martinho’s career has come full circle having started in Jersey at The Atlantic and taken him home to Madeira before finally returning to The Atlantic to take the helm at Ocean.

Darren Ogilvie, Assistant Restaurant Manager

Assistant Restaurant Manager Darren Ogilvie has been part of the Atlantic Hotel team for 15 years, having joined us in 2000.

During his time with the business Darren is proud to have seen the restaurant achieve a host of awards and accolades, including 4 AA rosettes and of course a Michelin star. Outside of work Darren enjoys cycling and swimming and with his passion for food and wine, loves to visit St Malo to sample the French cuisine.

Richard Burton, Head Sommelier

Richard Burton is passionate about fine wines and gastronomy, having worked in the hospitality industry since 1995.

Joining the team at The Atlantic Hotel in 2014, Richard’s previous experience includes time spent at the prestigious Relais & Châteaux property The Inn at Little Washington in the United States, the renowned restaurant The Crab at Chieveley in Berkshire and Midsummer House in Cambridge, holder of two Michelin stars and 5 AA rosettes.

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