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

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…

John Stauss FIH MI

Regional Vice President & General Manager, Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane

John was appointed General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel London on Park Lane in October 1994, having previously been the General Manager of Four Seasons Resort Nevis, West Indies. Two years later, he…

Andrew Stembridge BA (Hons) FIH MI

Executive Director, Iconic Luxury Hotels

Andrew Stembridge is the driving force and strategic vision behind Iconic Luxury Hotels, a collection of some of the UK's most notable hotels including Cliveden, Chewton Glen, Lygon Arms, 11 Cadogan G…

David Taylor FIH MI

Chief Operating Officer, The Lore Group

David’s career began as a trainee with Hyatt International in Birmingham. He then went on to gain practical experience with both Jarvis and Forte Hotels. In 1999 he joined the opening management team…