Sofitel London St James has announced the appointment of Angelo Sparvoli, formerly of Kwānt and American Bar, as new Head Bartender of the hotel’s St James Bar.

The 28-year-old Italian-native is the bar’s second head bartender in quick succession after Stanislav Andruskevic, who was appointed in August 2021, left the position in November to join Kimpton Maa-Lai hotel in Bangkok as bar and beverage manager.

“I am very excited to welcome Angelo at St James bar in Sofitel London St James,” said Kostas Bardas, the bar manager at St James Bar.

“His passion and vision for bartending, alongside his well-established experience in prestigious bars will elevate our five-star offering even more.”

Sparvoli joined the American Bar at The Savoy in the summer of 2016, progressing from barback to bartender under the tutelage of bar manager Declan McGurk and head bartender Erik Lorincz.

In January 2020, Sparvoli linked up with Lorincz again at Kwānt.