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

Michael Shepherd FIH MI

General Manager, The London Hilton on Park Lane

On graduating with a degree in Hotelkeeping from the University of Surrey, Michael joined Hilton International and spent 21 years managing a number of properties in different parts of the world. He op…

Robin Sheppard FIH MI

President, Bespoke Hotels Ltd

Robin has been an hotelier for 40+ years winning many Hotel/Hotelier of the Year awards. In 2000 he co-founded Bespoke Hotels which has grown into the UK’s latest independent hotel group with over 10…

Jonathan Slater MBA FIH MI

Chairman , OMC Worldwide Limited

Jonathan joined The Chester Grosvenor as General Manager in August 1983 and was appointed Director and General Manager in January 1985, becoming Managing Director in September 1986. He retired from…

Michael Sloan FIH MI

General Manager Retired, Retired

Michael started his caree in London working in various management roles including Front of House Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel and Deputy Manager for the Forte Crest Group at its Bloomsbury and Regen…

Kenneth Speirs FIH MI

Managing Director, Lime Wood

Kenneth studied Hotel and Catering Management at Napier University, Edinburgh in his native Scotland. After working with Radisson Edwardian Hotels in London for 5 years from 1990, Kenneth moved into t…

Stewart Spence MBE FIH MI

Owner, The Marcliffe Hotel & Spa

Stewart built the Marcliffe at Pitfodels Hotel in 1991-3 when it was opened by Mikail Gorbachev. He was educated in Aberdeen at Ashley Road Primary School and Robert Gordon's College. He opted for a…