Innholders names successful scholarship winners

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.

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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



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