The Winchester Royal Hotel employee of the month for January has been awarded to Aurel Barbu.

Aurel, who works in Housekeeping, has scooped the first award of the year thanks to his continued work rate and positive attitude. He also received numerous mentions in the end of year staff awards.

General Manager of the Winchester Royal Hotel, Louis Rigney, was full of praise for Aurel. He said: “Aurel is a fantastic member of our team and often goes unnoticed, along with many of the Housekeeping team – mainly because they’re rarely seen. We get much praise from our guests and much of that is accredited to the cleanliness of the hotel.

“At our recent staff awards, Aurel got several mentions and nominations, but fell just short in actually claiming a prize. I felt that this was just rewards for all his efforts at the hotel.

“He always has a positive attitude, nothing is too much trouble when asked and I’d like thank him on behalf of everyone at the Winchester Royal Hotel.”

Aurel is seen pictured with Louis and will receive a £30 Love2Shop voucher.