Master Innholders

The Master Innholders has announced its newest members to be awarded Master Innholder status.

The six new members were chosen following a rigorous application process, including a submission of a 1,500 word paper, an interview and demonstration of their contribution and supper to the wider industry.

The six members are:

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  • Rafael Bejerano, director, AB Hotels
  • Bernard Bloodworth, managing director, Matfen Hall
  • Adrian Ellis, general manager, The Lowry Hotel
  • Joanne Taylor-Stagg, general manager, The Trafalgar Hotel
  • Michael Voigt, general manager, l’Oscar Hotel
  • Serena von der Heyde, partner, The Georgian House

Commenting on the selection, chairman of the Master Innholders and general manager of Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, Stuart Bowery FIH MI said: “I am proud to welcome these new Master Innholders who join an association which has the prime objective of promoting the highest professional standards in hotel management. The excellent quality of submissions received this year, as well as the breadth of the industry which they represented, bodes well for the future success and influence of the Master Innholders.”

The formation of the Master Innholders in 1978 was the first step taken by the Worshipful Company of Innholders towards renewing its traditional links with the hotel industry.

The award of membership is open to practising hoteliers by application each year.

With the full support of the Worshipful Company of Innholders and the Institute of Hospitality, Master Innholders have slowly grown in number and have increased their influence and charitable activities within the hotel industry.

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