Find out about Our Members

The Master Innholders is a well respected, prestigious force within the hotel industry – an elite corps which is publicly recognised as a standard bearer for the industry.

It aims to influence standards and extend professionalism within the industry; to promote consideration, study, discussion and research in the areas affecting hotel management including management development, training, education and recruitment.

All Members

Ramon Pajares OBE FIH MI

Retired Member, N/A

Graduating with a degree from the Institute of Hotel Studies in Madrid, Ramon served with the Spanish Navy after working in The Hotel Ritz in Barcelona. His work then took him to England, France, Germ…

Duncan Palmer FIH MI

Regional Vice President – Europe,, The Langham London

After graduating from Westminster College in 1980 Duncan gained experience in various establishments in this country before joining the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in 1984, working at their hotels i…

Daniel Pecorelli MI

Managing Director, Exclusive Collection

Managing Director of the Exclusive Collection founded in 1981, a family-run independent group of 6 country house properties, two spas, golf club, cookery school, inn and award winning restaurants. D…

John Philipson BA BSc FIH MI

Chief Operating Officer , Cheval Collection Ltd

John has been active in the hospitality industry since finishing his higher education where he obtained an OND and HND at Newcastle University, a BA from New Hampshire College, USA and a BSc in Hospit…

Derek Picot FIH MI

Director, MIC Ltd

Derek Picot consults with major hotel clients in the United Kingdom and Europe and advices on hotel development, asset management as well as operations. He is a non executive director of Wesley Hotels…

Justin Pinchbeck FIH MI

General Manager, Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Hotel

Pinchbeck runs the Sheraton Grand Park Lane hotel where he returned to his familiar W1 London location. Prior to this he launched Beaverbrook in the Surrey Countryside and previously the prestigious B…