Top 10 Market Marvels


We want the UK hospitality and tourism industry to be recognised as world class, and as the hospitality economy grows, our impact and voice can only strengthen. Boutique hoteliers and owners of independent lifestyle hotels are driving much of this growth, with new ideas and inspiration pushing the sector forward to new heights of success.

These names are certainly represented in our ‘Market Marvels’ category, which highlights some of the real industry innovators of the past year.

These inspirational figures aren’t afraid to break out of the mould and create new concepts that haven’t been seen before, tapping into new audiences and unearthing niches that have so far been left untouched. This category represents those who stand out for their attitude towards sector modernisation. As customers are constantly seek new experiences and higher levels of personalisation, it’s these ‘Market Marvels’ that are striving to capture their imagination and spark their interest.

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We can now reveal the top 10 market marvels here:

Tracy Lowy, founder, Living Rooms 

Jason Catifeoglou, founder, The Pilgrm

Dan Brod, co-owner, Beckford Arms and Talbot Inn

Sadiq Chikte, owner, Seven Hotel 

Debbie Cook, owner, The Cookie Jar

Romée de Goriainoff, Pierre- Charles Cros and Olivier Bon, founders, Henrietta Hotel

Adam Rowledge, general manager, Georgian House Hotel

Lee Kelly, general manager, Monkey Island Estate

Jason Adams, general manager, Lygon Arms




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