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Georg Fuchs Named Executive Chef at Rocco Forte’s The St David’s
Hotel & Spa in Cardiff; Until Recently Executive Chef
at The Savoy in London
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26 September 2005 - Georg Fuchs, until recently Executive Chef at The Savoy in London, joined Rocco Forte’s The St David’s Hotel & Spa in Cardiff today (Monday 26 September) as Executive Chef.
 
Austrian by birth, Georg has worked in Dubai, Israel, South Africa, the United States, Switzerland, Hungary and Germany, but has spent the last eight years working in the United Kingdom, more specifically London. Prior to The Savoy, he was Executive Chef of The Langham in London, where he developed creative menus across all F&B outlets for six years.
 
Jason Harding, General Manager of The St David’s Hotel & Spa, said, “I am extremely pleased that Georg is joining the team here at The St David's. He brings a level of experience and professionalism that will not only benefit the kitchens, but the entire hotel.
 
“Before approaching Georg, I contacted industry colleagues with whom he had previously worked.  All of them had a positive experience with Georg and were particularly impressed by his approach to food preparation and service. The decision in our minds was already made, all we had to do was to convince Georg!  He came to Cardiff and spent some time with us, quickly making up his mind that The St David’s was the place he wanted to work.”
 
Georg added, “I have been fortunate enough to work with the very best Welsh produce during my career in London.  Earlier this year, for example, I was cooking Welsh beef from the Berem herd at The Savoy.  I will now have the chance to work even more closely with local suppliers and specialist producers.  And I am also looking forward immensely to making my new family home in South Wales.”
 
Earlier this year, the aspirational travel magazine Conde Nast Traveller named The St David’s Hotel & Spa as one of the top 20 destinations in the world for ambience and design in its annual Gold List. 
 
The St David’s Hotel & Spa has 132 rooms, including 20 suites, all with views of the bay and wood-slatted balconies. Conde Nast Traveller also commented on the hotel’s “top-of-the-range in-room technology” and its “hydrotherapy spa is one of Europe's best.”   
 
Rocco Forte Hotels was established in 1996 to create a collection of luxury hotels in Europe.  The hotels have individual styles, with each hotel reflecting its nationality and location.  The collection is linked together under the Rocco Forte Hotels brand, which guarantees attention to detail, quality and service delivery.
 
Current hotels within the Rocco Forte Hotels collection are:

Hotel de Russie, Rome
Hotel Savoy, Florence
The Balmoral, Edinburgh
The St David’s Hotel & Spa, Cardiff
The Lowry Hotel, Manchester
Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg
Hotel Amigo, Brussels
Le Richemond, Geneva
Brown’s Hotel, London (closed for refurbishment, due to re-open late 2005)
Château de Bagnols, en Beaujolais (managed on behalf of Lady Hamlyn)
 
Future openings:  
 
Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt - 2006
Hotel de Rome, Berlin – 2006
Munich – 2007 
Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, Sicily - 2007

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Contact:

Sue Heady
Head of Media Relations
Direct line: 020 7766 3107
Email: sueheady@rfhotels.com

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Also See: Fairmont's Management Agreement for The Savoy Now Complete Following Acquisition by Kingdom Hotels International; $48 million Renovation Scheduled for Iconic London Hotel Built in 1889 / January 2005
Rocco Forte On His Way to Hitting Target of 20 Luxury Hotels / January 2004


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