UK: Managing director of The Goring, David Morgan-Hewitt, has been named as the new chairman of the Master Innholders, succeeding Danny Pecorelli.
Morgan-Hewitt joined The Goring in 1989 as restaurant manager and was quickly promoted through the ranks by the late George Goring to the position of general manager. In 2006, Morgan-Hewitt was appointed as managing director.
He was one of the first recipients of the Innholders Scholarship and has been recognised for his achievements within the industry, such as Top General Manager worldwide by Luxury Travel Advisor, Manager of the Year 2010 at the Catey Awards, and Outstanding Contribution Award 2017 at the Hotel Catey Awards.
Commenting on his appointment as chairman, Morgan-Hewitt said: “I’m honoured to take over this prestigious position from Danny, who has done a fantastic job in leading the organisation over the last two years.
“If the last few months has taught us anything it’s how resilient and open our industry is to supporting one another in challenging times. With the support of our executive committee, I aim to continue the brilliant work we do on the development of our future leaders, while providing the industry with resources and insight and championing our great profession.”
The Master Innholders develops managers, influences industry standards, and promotes study, discussion and research for hospitality professionals.
Six hoteliers have recently been awarded Master Innholders status. They will now work closely with other members to support educational programmes and mentoring schemes for the next generation of hotel professionals.