Grove of Narberth General Manager Thomas Agius Ferrante has been promoted to Hotel Director at the 5-star hotel nestled in the Pembrokeshire countryside in South West Wales.
Following his appointment as General Manager in early 2019 and outstanding contribution since joining, Thomas has been offered a Directorship of the hotel owned by Neil & Zoe Kedward. In this role he will also have a position on the newly formed Executive Management Board for the wider group of businesses. The Grove of Narberth Hotel forms part of the Seren Collection which includes the one Michelin starred Beach House Restaurant on the Gower Peninsular, and the highly regarded Coast Restaurant in Saundersfoot.
Thomas arrived from The Phoenicia in Malta where he was Hotel Manager. This iconic 5-star historic hotel flanks the main gates of the capital Valletta and is a member of ‘The Leading Hotels of the World’ consortium. Thomas started his career as a kitchen chef before moving into senior management roles first at One Aldwych and then at The Berkeley where he spent 7 years latterly as the Food & Beverage Operations Manager.
Neil Kedward, Managing Director of The Seren Collection said:
“Since Thomas joined us in South West Wales, he has taken real ownership of the business, tightened up our operations and significantly grown revenues whilst carefully maturing our service standards which is clear to see. He has become a key part of our future vision for the hotel and we know he has the ambition and natural capability to keep growing with us in the years ahead. His commitment to Grove and the wider business is unquestionable and he has quickly become a mentor for so many across the collection. We simply love working with this guy.”
Thomas Agius Ferrante, General Manager and Director of Grove of Narberth said:
“I am so happy to have accepted a Directorship here at Grove. I have thoroughly enjoyed the journey so far and am excited by the challenge of taking the hotel forward along with our team here in Pembrokeshire. I look forward to implementing our exciting plans alongside Neil and Zoe as we continue to build on Grove’s achievements to date.”