Peter Hancock, chief executive of Pride of Britain Hotels, has been accepted as an Honorary Master Innholder.
Having recently announced its new chairman as Jonathan Raggett, The Master Innholders is a well respected force within the hotel industry and has now welcomed Peter and his expertise.
The group aims to influence standards and promote professionalism within the sector and is made up of more than 120 Master Innholders, all of whom are, or have been, prominent hoteliers.
Peter is delighted to now be an official part of the organisation and is looking forward to inspiring fellow hoteliers.
He said: “For at least 25 years I have been an admirer of the Master Innholders, an organisation that provides valuable management scholarships for the rising stars in our industry and presents the ultimate in standards among hotel general managers.
"Imagine my delight, then, upon learning that I had been accepted as an Honorary Master Innholder. The gong was presented to me by the MIs’ new chairman, Jonathan Raggett, at a fine dinner at Innholders Hall last Thursday.
“So this is a huge thank you to everyone on the executive committee for allowing me to pose as a serious hotel industry player and to spend even more time learning from the best in our trade.”