Q&A With Michael Helling, general manager of the Aviator Hotel in Farnborough

Michael Helling, general manager of the Aviator Hotel in Farnborough since 2008, is gearing up for his busiest time of the year and ensuring that standards do not slip as preparations for July’s air show gather pace. We’ll be covering the Farnborough airshow in full force so check back soon to see our dedicated page to Farnborough news, interactive daily magazine, videos, photos, Tweets, and more. If you’re attending, let us know on our Facebook page.

How long have you been at Aviator and what were you doing before?

I came to the Aviator having worked at the Hong Kong Club for three years. I’ve been here since the hotel opened just before the 2008 Farnborough air show.

What attracted you to Aviator?

The idea of working at a hotel that had a different driving force behind it was really attractive. With the proximity to Farnborough airport we have an almost “built-in” clientele who need a convenient location close to the airport. We’re noticing passengers choosing to save travelling time by using the hotel as a base for meetings or even as their UK office. Read more of the Q&A…

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