Andy Murray Has Nabbed Hotel du Vin's Chef For His Own Hotel
Andy Murray may have lost his US Open trophy but he's still got the fighting spirit required for his new hotelier career -- he's only gone and nicked someone else's chef for his own hotel!
Darin Campbell, who is currently executive head chef at the Hotel du Vin - One Devonshire Gardens, Glasgow, will start work at Murray's Cromlix House (the newest member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World) in January. The hotel won't open until April, but Campbell will be working on the menu for the restaurant to be run by Michelin-starred chef Albert Roux.
Prior to joining the Hotel du Vin in 2011, Campbell was head chef at the two-Michelin star Restaurant Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles, and other hotel kitchens he's slaved away in include the Sheraton Grand, and The Capital Hotel in London's Knightsbridge.
We're getting pretty excited about Murray's hotel ventures; with moves like these we see a bright future for him in the hotel biz once he's hung up his racket for good.
Opening night at the Cromlix is April 1st, when rates start at GBP 210 ($334)