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

James Clarke

General Manager, London Hilton Bankside


David Clarke FIH MI

Non-Executive Director, Avvio

David’s career has covered the general management of a number of UK hotels, including Edinburgh’s Caledonian Hotel. Throughout his career he has held chairmanship of industry bodies including the Scot…

Barry Cole FIH MI

Retired Member, N/A

Educated at Rugby and then at The Hotel School, Lausanne. Barry’s experience includes work at The Sacher Hotel, Vienna, Chateau Louis XIII, Cannes, and The Savoy and Claridges, London. In 1985 he took…

Chris Cole FIH MI

Retired Member, N/A

A founder member of Small Luxury Hotels, Christopher was responsible for changing a private house in Wiltshire into Lucknam Park, a 42 bedroom luxury hotel which won the Hotel of the Year award in 199…

James Connell MI

General Manager, South Lodge Hotel, an Exclusive Hotel & Spa


Robert Cook

N/A, N/A

Robert was born and brought up in the hotel industry in Scotland & graduated from Robert Gordon University in 1985 Robert, is is now regarded as a veteran of developing lifestyle hotel brands in the U…