Former Scotsman Group and Marr Hall Hotel head chef, Eric Avenier has joined the senior leadership team at soon to open AC By Marriott Glasgow. An October opening date is expected for the new £100m Love Loan development.
Avenier joins as Head Chef at Hazel, its new 100-seater restaurant’ which will operate over breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It is the latest high-profile addition to the highly anticipated £100 million Love Loan development, following the recent announcement of Soho House’s plans to enter the Glasgow market and the 245-room AC by Marriott Hotel, and Avenier believes Hazel will only add to the excitement around the development.
Avenier said, “I’ve successfully run many restaurants in Glasgow, and I love the vibe of the city, but my passion lies with hotels and I couldn’t be happier to be able to bring my skill set together to work in a fantastic reputable hotel in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre.
“It’s an especially exciting time as Hazel is the first of many reputable partners to join Glasgow’s Love Loan development, which will completely transform the city centre as we know it.
“It’s been a long time since Glasgow City Centre had such an exciting and quality addition to its heart and I am very much looking forward to being part of its success.”
Craig Munro, General Manager at AC by Marriott Glasgow, said, “Hazel is an exciting and unique concept combining Glasgow’s affinity for excellent independent restaurants with the wide-reaching romanticised appeal of the classic hotel bar. These usually contrasting concepts come together in Hazel to create an exceptional experience for everyone from urban explorers and solo business travellers to Saturday shoppers, and busy city workers.”
The Love Loan property development project – from Edinburgh-based private investment and real estate firm Chris Stewart Group – will transform an area close to George Square into a leisure and residential space including bars, restaurants, health and well-being facilities, and other ancillary uses.
The development arrives as Glasgow City councillors recently voted through a master plan aimed at repositioning the city centre for the next 30 years with a focus on leisure, residential, and living.