The final award of the 2018 Boutique Hotelier Personal Service Star Awards, General Manager of the Year, was presented to Michele Mella from Barnsley House.
Mella was praised by the judges for the repositioning of Barnsley House and the Village Pub into one of the UK’s best hotels, attaining and sustaining four-red star standards for the 10 years of his tenure, building sound, sustainable and consistent levels of profit and room occupancy of 85% and building a solid and loyal team who regularly walk over coals for him.
He was presented with his award by last year’s winner of General Manager of the Year, Adam Dyke.
Richard Kidner from Barns Hotel Bedford
Andrew Coney from The Hari
Michele Mella from Barnsley House
Guy Freedman from The Pig
Adam Rowledge from Georgian House Hotel – Highly Commended
Maurizio Redaelli from The Franklin, The Gore and The Pelham
Carlo Iulianella from Oddfellows on the Park
Olivia Byrne from Eccleston Square Hotel