The 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.

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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.

Dror Danino-Forsyth

Dror Danino-Forsyth, Hotel Manager

Dror joined The Atlantic Hotel in August 2021 with over 12 years’ experience as a Hotel Manager in luxury and boutique properties.

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Born in Israel and educated both in Jerusalem and the UK, Dror was the Hotel Manager for the King David Hotel, hosting many of the world's most powerful and famous people. In London, Dror worked for the PPHE hotel group first as a Hotel Manager and later in the opening and repositioning of several luxury and lifestyle hotels across Europe. Dror was a St Julian’s Scholar in 2018 and recipient of the UK’s exclusive Master Innholders scholarship.

Lisa Walker, Sales and Marketing Manager Atlantic Hotel Jersey

Lisa Walker, Sales and Marketing Manager

Lisa joined The Atlantic Hotel in October 2020 with over 15 years’ experience working in the marketing world.

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Born in Jersey, Lisa started her career in journalism after gaining an honours degree in Broadcast Journalism before moving into the marketing industry. Throughout her career she has worked in a diverse range of sectors as part of in-house marketing teams and with agencies in Jersey and the UK. Lisa always enjoys a new challenge and loves to learn how different industries and business operate. Outside of work, Lisa spends most of her time with her young family but also enjoys evenings with friends at Jersey’s many excellent restaurants.

Hayley Brockwell, Reservations Manager Atlantic Hotel Jersey

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 over 35 years.

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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, Assistant Manager / Front of House Atlantic Hotel Jersey

Rui Faia, Assistant Manager / Front of House

Born in Madeira, Rui first came to Jersey and The Atlantic Hotel in 2000.

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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 and most recently to Assistant Manager in 2017. He takes great pride in ensuring that everyone who walks through our 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.

Andrew Esson, Assistant Manager / Events Atlantic Hotel Jersey

Andrew Esson, Assistant Manager / Events

Andrew first joined The Atlantic Hotel in 2014 as a Hall Porter before moving up to the position of Senior Hall Porter in 2015 and then being further promoted to the role of Assistant Manager in 2016.

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Born in Scotland and educated at Strathclyde University, Andrew is an extremely engaging host and likes to focus his attention on delivering the highest standards of customer service, from making recommendations on the best beaches to visit to ensuring that guests have everything they need for an enjoyable stay.

Will Holland, Executive Chef Atlantic Hotel Jersey

Will Holland, Executive Chef

Will Holland joined The Atlantic Hotel in October 2017, bringing with him a relaxed vision of fine dining which celebrates the very best local ingredients.

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Will has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants since the age of 18 and was awarded a star before the age of 30. He brings considerable experience gained in some of the finest establishments in the UK, including La Bécasse Restaurant, L'Ortolan Restaurant, Gravetye Manor, Homewood Park and most recently Coast Restaurant in Wales. Will was named by The Good Food Guide as one of its predicted 10 most influential chefs of the next decade and was named UK Restaurant Chef of the Year 2016 by The Craft Guild of Chefs.

Adam Braithwaite, Senior Sous Chef Atlantic Hotel Jersey

Adam Braithwaite, Senior Sous Chef

Adam joined The Atlantic Hotel as Sous Chef in October 2017, bringing his extensive Michelin-starred restaurant experience to Jersey.

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Inspired to work in the kitchen at a young age, Adam began his career at La Becasse, Ludlow, where he first teamed up with Ocean Restaurant’s Executive Chef, Will Holland. Adam then moved to The Samling Hotel in Windermere as a Chef de Partie before becoming Acting Head Chef. Adam is familiar with small islands, having previously worked at the Isle of Eriska Hotel in Scotland as Sous Chef. With a passion for food and restaurants, Adam loves to keep up with the latest culinary trends.

Richard Ellis

Richard Ellis, Pastry Chef

Richard is an experienced chef who joined The Atlantic Hotel in February 2021 to take on the role of pastry chef.

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Before moving to Jersey, Richard was lucky enough to spend 8 months in The Seychelles working as head pastry chef on a private island. He learned his craft in a Michelin Star restaurant in London where he spent over 3 years working through the ranks up to the position of Junior Sous Chef. He was then looking for a new challenge and decided to specialise in pastry. Richard's artistic flair and eye for detail can be seen in the spectacular afternoon teas and mouth-watering desserts that are served in Ocean Restaurant. Whilst not at work, Richard enjoys exploring the island and discovering all that Jersey has to offer.

George Moisan, Assistant Restaurant Manager Atlantic Hotel Jersey

George Moisan, Assistant Restaurant Manager

A local resident, educated in Jersey, George began his career in the south of England after studying Hotel Management at the University of Essex.

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He has gained a great deal of experience working and training in hotels in Exeter and Taunton in Restaurant and Food and Beverage Supervisor roles before joining The Atlantic as Assistant Restaurant Manager in September 2020. George thrives in a busy hotel environment where no two days are the same. He enjoys meeting new guests and welcoming back familiar faces to the restaurant. A keen sailor, George likes to get out on the water whenever he can, having represented Jersey in the Island Games in 2015.