UK: The Master Innholders, an organisation for promoting best practice in the industry, has awarded six new hoteliers member status.
The Master Innholders annually invites applications from hoteliers to join its organisation. Part of the application process involves writing a 1500-word essay on professional values, with evidence of involvement in the industry.
This year, due to the challenges presented by COVID-19, a virtual interview process with current members of the organisation was also held.
The following hoteliers have been awarded Master Innholders status:
• Andrew Brown, general manager at Fairmont Windsor Park
• Ian Edwards, chief executive of The Celtic Collection
• Andy Roger, resort director at Cameron House
• Rohaise Rose-Bristow, co-owner of The Torridon
• Tom Waldron-Lynch, general manager at De Vere Orchard Hotel and East Midlands Conference Centre
• Knut Wylde, general manager at The Berkeley
The successful candidates will now take part in the organisation’s educational opportunities and mentoring scheme to inspire and encourage the next generation of hotel professionals.
Commenting on the latest members, chairman of the Master Innholders and managing director of Exclusive Collection, Danny Pecorelli, said: “After an incredibly challenging start to the year, I’m delighted to see our membership grow with these six dedicated professionals. Now more than ever, we need to collaborate and develop together as an industry and I’m excited to work alongside these ambitious hoteliers and support our hospitality peers through our virtual events, educational programmes and mentoring opportunities.”
The Master Innholders was formed in 1978 by the Worshipful Company of Innholders. With support from the Institute of Hospitality, the organisation has grown in number and continues to increase its influence of professional standards and promotion of study, discussion and research.