Old favourite returns to The Grove as general manager

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Hertfordshire hotel, The Grove has announced that Michael Helling has returned to the establishment to take on the role of general manager.

The five-star luxury resort first opened in September 2003, when Helling was director of food and beverage. Now over a decade on, he has rejoined the team at the helm, to strengthen The Grove position in the marketplace.

“The Grove has achieved a great level of success and acclaim since opening. I am excited to be at the helm to lead the team as we strive to continue to offer the very best experience possible for our wide range of guests and their needs.”

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Michael returns from a successful tenure as general manager at The Aviator, Farnborough which he helped to launch in 2008. Prior to The Aviator, he worked with Hong Kong & Shanghai Hotels Ltd. for three years.

Born into hospitality, with time in his parent’s restaurant, he later graduated from The School for Hotel Management in The Hague. Now with over 30 years’ experience, he brings a strong depth of knowledge from leading restaurants and hotels, and experience in from senior roles on luxury cruise ships in the US and his work with Terence Conran including Quaglino’s, Bluebird, Sartoria, as well as opening Sketch, London.

“Our biggest asset is, of course, our people. We are a people business and it is the loyal and engaged team here at The Grove that provides our competitive edge. I will continue to support The Grove’s 480-strong team to achieve their own personal goals and career development, which will only serve to further enhance service standards.”

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