POWER LIST 2017: Young Trailblazers announced


Boutique Hotelier can officially unveil who has made this year’s 2017 Power List Young Trailblazers category.

The Power List is a celebration of individuals responsible for leading, spearheading and encouraging in their own hotels up and down the country are intrinsic to the success of the sector.

And now every day this week, we reveal the 10 finalists in each category, as the industry watches with anticipation to see who has made the top 50.

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The young Trailblazers category, sponsored by Astro Lighting, recognises the young professionals who bring a fresh perspective to design and ideas on emerging trends that help to mould the industry.

Sponsor Astro comments: “At Astro, we feel strongly about supporting up and coming talent.

‘Young Trailblazers’ offer a fresh perspective on design, and introduce new and unique ideas to elevate boutique hotels in the ever-competitive hospitality industry. Ensuring we promote and support these individuals wherever possible will help to open up new opportunities for them and encourage their involvement in the industry.”

Monday saw us announce the Industry Titans, while Tuesday we revealed the 10 Business Leaders making their mark. Wednesday we unveiled the top Market Marvels shaking up the sector.

The special guide honours 50 of the market’s most deserved individuals and pays tribute to their achievements over the past 12 months.

So how did we select the 50 companies and individuals in the first place? Well, ultimately we left it to the industry to decide by inviting the market to recommend the most dedicated industry professionals.

Additionally, we have taken into account the news stories and developments we have featured in Boutique Hotelier magazine and over the last 12 months, paying attention to examples of growth and best practice.

As you’ll see from reading the profiles of the 50 individuals and companies selected, the level of innovation taking place in the industry is remarkable — and something that deserves to be celebrated.


Gareth Banner, managing director, The Ned

Luke Millikin, general manager, The Painswick

Oliver Williams, general manager, Ellenborough Park

Kate Levin, general manager, The Capital

Jack McCarthy, deputy head concierge, The Cavendish London

Laura Godman, front of house manager, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

Edward Fitzpatrick, operations manager, Chewton Glen

Warren Miller, general manager, Number 10 Manchester Street

Andrew Foulkes, general manager, Abbey Hotel Bath

Serena von der Heyde, partner, Georgian House Hotel

Watch this space for tomorrow’s fifth and final announcement, with the reveal of the Unsung Heroes category.

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