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.


Ross Grieve FIH, MI

Managing Director, Seaham Hall

Ross joined The Ritz London on the Management Trainee Scheme in 1994, eventually being promoted to Assistant Palm Court Manager, from there he moved to The Westbury as Assistant Food and Beverage Mang…

Nick Holmes FIH MI

Hotel, Spa & Golf Consultant, NHC Management

A native of the Wirral and graduate of Sheffield Hallam University, Nick’s career has spanned 35 years starting at Gleneagles Hotel during the 80s before becoming General Manager of Craigendarroch Hot…

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…

Adrian Ellis FIH MI

General Manager, The Lowry Hotel

Adrian Ellis is a hotel executive with 24 years’ experience of managing luxury international properties in the UK, Europe and Asia. In February 2015, he returned to Manchester to become the General Ma…