The Master Innholders has announced the 20 hoteliers offered its scholarships next year.
The scholarships are for its Hotel Management Scholarship Programme next year.
Boutique and independent hoteliers are well represented on the list.
The scholarships aim to support those who would otherwise be unable to complete the courses.
Winners will attend Cornell University or École Hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland, next year.
Applications for the scholarship courses, which would normally cost £10,000, were up 37% this year.
The programmes include the Cornell General Managers Programme, the Cranfield Directors’ Programme, and the Cranfield Talent Development Programme.
Chairman of the Master Innholders, Jonathan Raggett, says: “We are delighted to announce the names of our 2015 scholars and it is heartening to see more and more applications coming through from boutique and independent hotels.”
The full list of winners are as follows:
Cornell General Managers Programme
Paul Bayliss, general manager, Macdonald Hotel Manchester
James Clarke, director of operations, London Hilton on Park Lane
Daniel Pedreschi, general manager, Park Plaza, Westminster
Sharon Thandi, general manager, Novotel Birmingham
Serena von der Heyde, general manager, The Georgian House
Cranfield Directors Programme:
Tim Hassell, managing director, Ilsington Country House Hotel
Cranfield Talent Development Programme
Dominic Abbott, assistant general manager, Calcot Manor
Pedro da Silva, interim general manager, Holiday Inn, Camden Lock
Nicola Dorkings, deputy general manager, Hotel du Vin, Tunbridge Wells
Michelle Hudd, deputy general manager, Scarlet Hotel
Edwin Kramer, hotel manager, London Edition
Philip Lewis, resident manager, Metropolitan by COMO
Martin Newbould, hotel manager, Ace Hotel
Mark Surguy, hotel operations manager, South Lodge Hotel
Edward White, director of operations, Renaissance St Pancras
Robert Wombill, front office manager, Brown’s Hotel,
Adam Worthington, general manager, Harts Hotel
Alix Young, hotel manager, The Pear Tree at Purton
Lausanne Executive Education Programme
Benjamin Veale, assistant manager, The Ritz