A NEW manager has checked-in at a Stratford hotel.
Sai Nathan has been appointed general manager at The Arden Hotel after more than 20 years in the hospitality sector. He joins from The Core Theatre in Solihull where he was catering operations manager.
His new position marks a return to The Arden, having previously held roles as chef operations manager and senior sous chef for the hotel’s restaurant No. 44 Brasserie.
He began his hospitality career as a chef for some of the region’s best hotels and restaurants and has a long-association with the hotel’s owners, The Eden Hotel Collection, having previously worked at sister-hotel Mallory Court Hotel and Spa in Leamington as operations manager.
Now taking up his first position as general manager, the 47-year-old said he aims to bring together his varied experiences to help bolster The Arden’s position as “the place to be”.
Dad-of-three Sai, who lives in Stratford, said: “When I first joined The Arden in 2013, it was always an ambition of mine to one day become general manager, so taking up this post really is the stuff of dreams.
“Prior to my first job here, I walked into the hotel to have a look and just fell in love – ever since then my wife has called it my second home as I’ve just loved being here.
“I want visitors to have the same experience as I did when I first walked through the doors and continue to do so now.”