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

Jannes Soerensen

General Manager, The Beaumont

Jannes Soerensen joined The Beaumont as General Manager in January 2016. A German national, Soerensen commenced his career in his native Berlin, and has worked in some of the world’s most prestigious…

Olga Sommer FIH

Director of Revenue, Nobu Hotel London Portman Square

A passionate hotelier with over 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry. Olga’s journey began working in a fine-dining restaurant and later at the front office in a hotel in Estonia, which wa…

Kenneth Speirs FIH MI

Hotel 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…

Rupert Spurgeon FIH MI

Commercial Director, The Mustique Company

Rupert trained with Forte Hotels and was subsequently appointed Conference and Banqueting Manager at Grosvenor House in 1989. He worked at Gleneagles as Events Manager for several years before joining…

Jonathan Stapleton

General Manager, The Royal Crescent Hotel