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

Beppo Buchanan-Smith FIH MI

Hospitality Consultant, N/A

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…

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…

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…

William Cowpe FIH MI

Retired Member, N/A

William has been in the industry for over 35 years and began his career working in Switzerland and Germany as well as London. He joined the Goring Hotel in 1969 and became Director and General Manager…

Richard Davis FIH MI

Retired Member, N/A

Richard, an Ealing Hotel School Graduate, developed his career at the Connaught, followed by Rank Hotels and EMI Hotels. As Managing Director of Dukes Hotel, St James’s, he re-engineered and re-positi…