Boutique Hotelier Personal Service Star Awards: FIRST SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED


After months of anticipation, we can now start to reveal the staff members who have been shortlisted for a Boutique Hotelier Personal Service Star Award.

From today we will announce which five impressive employees have stood out from the rest in each category – with two categories revealed each day up until Friday – now that the team at Boutique Hotelier has whittled down the entries from hundreds received from hotels all over the country.

From country house hotels, to boutiques in the city, managers, owners and staff were eager to give their employees the recognition they deserve.

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We can now reveal that the five finalists who have made the shortlist for Bar Manager of the Year award, sponsored by Miele Professional, as:

Ben Manchester – The Kensington

Daniel Smolarek – The Painswick

Matteo Malisan – The Zetter Townhouse

Robert Haidau – Cliff House Hotel

Bruno Vilas – Forest Side

Now with the shortlist announced, the winner will be decided by a judging panel – consisting of five top industry experts – which will 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 and secure your place.

We will announce the shortlist for Customer Service Star of the Year and Spa Manager of the Year tomorrow, so watch this space!



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