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.

retired Members

Richard Baker MBE FIH MI

Retired Member, N/A

Richard Baker commenced his management career at the Cumberland Hotel, Eastbourne, in 1974 and joined De Vere Hotels, working at both the Queen’s Hotel and The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne in 1976. He beca…

David Beswick FIH MI

Retired Member, N/A

David has over 40 years’experience in the industry. After graduating from the College of Food and Domestic Arts in Birmingham, he started his working life at Grosvenor House, Park Lane. He has worked…

Michael Bevans FIH MI

Retired, none

Mike Bevans was in the Hotel Industry from 1969. After hotel school in Torquay, he worked for the late Philip Taylor MI at the Sackville, Hove, and the Balmer Lawn, Brockenhurst. Following a stint at…

Beppo Buchanan-Smith FIH MI

Hospitality Consultant, Duchal Estate Consultancy

Beppo entered the family business in 1992, which had been created by his parents in 20 years earlier initially for a 6 month period but he became hooked on the hotel industry. In 1999 Beppo he formed…

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…

Stephen Coupe FIH MI

Overseas Member, N/A

Stephen launched Cromlix House, which was recognised as Hotel of the Year. In 1985 he launched One Devonshire Gardens and afterwards The Royal Scotsman luxury touring train, considered one of the worl…