Top hotelier, Danny Pecorelli is to be awarded an Honorary Degree at the University of Essex’s 2016 Graduation.
Pecorelli, who is managing director of the luxury hotel group, Exclusive Hotels and Venues, is part of a group of 12 people who will be recognised with the Degree in July and will join nearly 3,000 students and 6,500 guests for this year’s celebration.
The Degree will add to Pecorelli’s ever-expanding cabinet of hospitality awards, including Hotelier of the Year 2014 and runs four hotels, two venues and two golf clubs, which hold 2 AA stars and four Michelin stars between them.
Having worked his way up over the past 25 years through the hospitality industry, Pecorelli is a firm believer in career progression and is passionate about hospitality education.
He is a keen supporter of The Edge Hotel School, based at Wivenhoe House and regularly visits the School to give masterclasses on the hospitality industry.
Through Exclusive Hotels and Venues, Pecorelli also awards scholarships and mentoring support to students working towards their degrees in Hotel Management.