After a week of announcements, now we can reveal the shortlist for the final category in the Boutique Hotelier Personal Service Stars, General Manager of the Year.
Following an overwhelming response, we have chosen nine finalists and will reveal both one winner and one highly commended on the night, to end the evening on a real high.
Having already announced the shortlists for Bar Manager of the Year and Restaurant Manager of the Year on Monday, plus Customer Service Star and Spa Manager of the Year Tuesday and on Wednesday Front of House Manager and Reservations / Revenue Manager of the Year, finally yesterday Housekeeping Manager of the Year and Concierge of the Year, now we can reveal the nine top dogs who have been chosen as finalists in our hotly-contested General Manager of the Year category.
After receiving an incredible amount of nominations, we thought it just to up the shortlist from five to nine names and award not one, but two accolades, one for the overall winner and one with a highly commended nod.
We can now reveal the nine finalists who have made the shortlist for General Manager of the Year as:
Pedro Bento – Longueville Manor
Daniel Thompson – Mullion Cove Hotel
Michele Mella – Barnsley House
Peter Brighouse – The William Cecil at Stamford
Paula Ellis – Twr y Felin Hotel
Andrew Foulkes – Abbey Hotel Bath
Andrew Marsh – The Nadler Liverpool
Adam Rowledge – Georgian House Hotel
Tim Seward – Cliff House Hotel
Now with all the shortlists announced, the winner will be decided by a judging panel who will deliberate over the finalists on Monday 10 October.
The winners then be revealed at the Boutique Hotelier Personal Service Star Awards on October 18 at Hilton Olympia.
The event, taking place on the first day of Independent Hotel Show 2016, is free to attend for hoteliers and staff and will be a night of free-flowing Champagne and canopies.
To receive an exclusive VIP invite to the evening, please email the Boutique Hotelier editor Zoe Monk on firstname.lastname@example.org and secure your place.