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

Patrick Dempsey OBE

Director/Investor- Staycity, Staycity

After graduating from Shannon college of Hotel Management in 1981, Patrick joined Forte hotels and worked his way up through the organisation, becoming Managing Director of the UK in the late 90’s. On…

Nicholas Dickinson FIH MI

Managing Director, Congham Hall

Nicholas joined Chewton Glen in 1982 as its first ever trainee manager, progressing through the ranks to reception manager and then sales manager, before moving to Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons in 1989…

Anna-Marie Dowling

General Manager, Sofitel London Heathrow

Anna-Marie has held a number of senior positions including General Manager of The Brewery, and London Marriott County Hall. For five years she was General Manager of Le Meridien Piccadilly and the Caf…

Craig Drummond FIH MI

Life Members, N/A

Craig graduated from The Scottish Hotel School in 1961 with a diploma in Hotel Management and moved to London for a five year management training at Grosvenor House, Park Lane. He was involved in the…

Richard Edwards FIH MI

Retired Member, N/A

Richard’s career began in 1959 when he was a management trainee at the Hyde Park Hotel, London, before moving on to France and Switzerland. In 1966 he became Banqueting Manager at the Hyde Park Hotel,…

Peter Egli

General Manager, Suvretta House

Educated in Switzerland and trained as a chef, Peter studied hotel management at the Swiss Hotel Management School, Lucerne. He also trained as Quartermaster and served in the Swiss Air Force to the r…