Mridul Bhatt has been appointed Executive Chef at Rosewood Hotel Georgia, the luxury Forbes Five-Star hotel located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. In his new role, Bhatt will lead the property’s culinary teams at Reflections: The Garden Terrace, a local favorite for sophisticated al fresco dining and drinks and 1927 Lobby Lounge Bar, known for its retro cocktails and light fare. Bhatt will also oversee the menu development for high profile and specialty celebrations such as weddings and gala affairs.
Bhatt’s extensive culinary experience spans an 18-year career at some of the most desirable hotels in India, the U.S. and Canada, including his most recent role as the executive chef at Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, Edmonton. His passion for food and beverage combined with his worldly travels makes Bhatt an ideal match for Rosewood Hotel Georgia, whose purpose is to celebrate Vancouver’s diverse cultures and natural surroundings through immersive dining and hospitality experiences.
“We are thrilled to welcome Chef Mridul to Rosewood Hotel Georgia,” said Safwan Abu Risheh, managing director of Rosewood Hotel Georgia. “Chef Mridul brings not only his profound leadership and culinary expertise to the team, but also his passion for bringing people together through innovative dining experiences.”
“I’m excited to begin my journey at the legendary Rosewood Hotel Georgia,” says Mridul Bhatt, executive chef of Rosewood Hotel Georgia. “I’m inspired by the hotel’s purposeful programming and vision for creating unique experiences, and I look forward to exploring even more opportunities to enrich the lives of our guests through authentic and inspired dishes.”
After graduating in 2003 from the Culinary School of Mangalore, India, Bhatt’s early career took him through Radisson, Marriott, and Four Seasons hotels in India before he eventually became a sous chef at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, California, working with Japanese, Cantonese and Italian cuisines. In 2011, he joined the culinary team at Fairmont Jaipur, India, and eventually was invited to judge Master Chef India. Following his stint in India, Bhatt moved to Vancouver, where he was an executive sous chef at Fairmont Hotel Waterfront, and eventually moved onto becoming the executive chef at Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, Edmonton. Bringing years of culinary training and expertise from around the world with him, Bhatt officially joins the Rosewood Hotel Georgia team as Executive Chef.
About Rosewood Hotel Georgia
Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Rosewood Hotel Georgia combines the grandeur of the Roaring Twenties with contemporary design and comfort. First opened in 1927 as Hotel Georgia, the historic property reopened as Rosewood Hotel Georgia in 2011 following a full restoration and has played host to a who’s who of the entertainment world including Elvis Presley, Nat “King” Cole, Katharine Hepburn, and British royalty. Today, the legendary boutique hotel features 156 guest accommodations; an award-winning Sense, A Rosewood Spa; distinct dining venues; thoughtfully designed meetings facilities; a heritage ballroom and spacious lounges, which act as a tranquil and enticing haven in this radiant downtown hub. In 2021, Rosewood Hotel Georgia achieved a Five-Star rating by Forbes Travel Guide for the ninth consecutive year.
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About Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® manages 27 one-of-a-kind luxury hotels, resorts and residences in 16 countries, with 24 new properties under development. Each Rosewood property embraces the brand’s A Sense of Place® philosophy to reflect the individual location’s history, culture and sensibilities. The Rosewood collection includes some of the world’s most legendary hotels and resorts, including The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel in New York, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas and Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel in Paris, as well as new classics such as Rosewood Hong Kong. For those who wish to stay a little longer, Rosewood Residences offer a distinct opportunity for ownership or rent in extraordinary destinations within the brand’s wide-ranging portfolio.