Following his appointment as GM in early 2019, Ferrante has been offered a directorship of the hotel owned by Neil and Zoe Kedward due amid his “outstanding contribution since joining”.
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 Coast Restaurant in Saundersfoot.
Ferrante arrived from The Phoenicia in Malta where he was hotel manager. He 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 seven years latterly as the food and beverage operations manager.
Neil Kedward, MD 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.”
Ferrante added: “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.”