Rosettes

Fishpool Street St Albans Hertfordshire AL3 4RY UK

01727 864 444 reservations@stmichaelsmanor.com

The Team

Julian Tee, General Manager

Adam Hersey, Food & Beverage Manager

Simon Johnston, Head Chef

Kerri Faulkner, Head Housekeeper

Angela Wakelin, Financial Controller

Geoff Goddard, Marketing Manager

Martin Thomas, Maintenance Manager

Maria Kopilcova, Head Receptionist

Arek Plocica, Restaurant Manager

Julian Tee, General Manager

Julian joined the Team in November 2014 having spent over 25 years in the hotel industry working in all departments, both in the UK and with a stint in America. In roles as both a General Manager and hotel owner, Julian has amassed a wealth of experience in the three and four star hotel sector.

With a passion for customer service Julian is tasked with ensuring the Team deliver a very positive guest experience on a consistent basis.

Adam Hersey, Food & Beverage Manager

Adam joined us in May 2014 with six years prior experience from two local Hertfordshire hotels.

During that time he was a finalist in the Acorn Scholarship program and as a finalist in the Gold Service Scholarship he was awarded the Candidate with most outstanding potential.   

Simon Johnston, Head Chef

Simon joined us in May 2014 after having worked for D&D London, owners of  some of the best London restaurants, including Le Pont de la Tour, Skylon, Bluebird Cafe, Angler and 3 South Place Bar & Grill.

Being part of the opening of the latter luxury boutique hotel means Simon brings a great range of culinary skills and knowledge of fine dining to the new kitchen at St Michael's Manor. 

 

Kerri Faulkner, Head Housekeeper

I joined the hotel in 2001 and I am proud to be the longest serving employee. During my time I've seen massive improvements in the building as well as the standards of service. The team here really feels like a family, which I am sure is due in part to the private ownership.

It's a real challenge to keep the hotel and restaurant in its best condition but worthwhile when I see the positive feedback from our guests. And don't forget the fabulous view!

Angela Wakelin, Financial Controller

My involvement with St Michaels’ Manor began in 2002 and it has been a great pleasure to have been part of continual improvements during this time.

My background is in office management, however I originally joined as an account administrator and have subsequently added IT and HR to my responsibilities. St Michael's Manor Hotel is such a beautiful place and makes a great change from being stuck in an office!

Geoff Goddard, Marketing Manager

I’ve worked for the Newling Ward family since 2000 with responsibility for marketing in several of their leisure businesses and bringing experience from a wide range of industries.

The beauty of being involved with an independent organisation is that you get to wear many hats and the variety of tasks is invaluable in keeping the business interesting and staff motivated.

Martin Thomas, Maintenance Manager

Joined us in March 2015 from London's Thistle Marble Arch Hotel and prior to that has worked for both the Grosvenor and Hilton hotel groups.

He brings a wealth of experience to this wonderful building and is familiar with our existing Silver Tourism Award standards. 

 

Maria Kopilcova, Head Receptionist

I came to England in 2003 from Slovakia and have been working for St Michael’s Manor since 2006. I started off as a waitress in the hotel, whilst studying English, and gradually worked my way up the ranks and was promoted to my current  position in 2011.

I am really grateful for having the opportunity  to work in such a beautiful environment and with such a great team.

Arek Plocica, Restaurant Manager

I came to England from Poland in 2004 and was lucky to find work here as kitchen porter. Since then I've improved my English and been lucky enough to work my way up to the position of Restaurant Manager. This is an amazing place to work and I'm very proud to be part of it.