10 leading hoteliers to be awarded Master Innholder status

The Master Innholders has announced ten industry-leading hotel professionals have been awarded the acclaimed Master Innholder status following this year’s round of applications.

The award, created by the Worshipful Company of Innholders, is given to those that have demonstrated themselves as influential and inspirational leaders within the hotel industry. Demonstrating their commitment to not only best practice in the industry but also to improving standards, those selected are chosen due to their ability to lead and inspire both their peers as well as young people newly entering the industry.

The 10 new Master Innholders include:

  • Adam Dyke, Group Operations Director, Luxury Family Hotels
  • Timothy Griffin, Co-founder LEVEN Hotels and Wellbrook Hospitality
  • Mark Gregory-White, General Manager, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels at Chelsea Football Club
  • Neil Kedward FIH, Chief Executive, Seren Collection
  • Guillaume Marly FIH, Managing Director, Hotel Café Royal
  • Tristan Nesbitt, Cluster General Manager, Scotland & Northeast England, Marriott International
  • Veryan Palmer MIH, Director, The Headland Hotel
  • Thomas Ross, Chief Executive, The PIG hotels
  • James Thomson OBE, Proprietor, Prestonfield House and The Witchery, Edinburgh
  • Michael Warren FIH, CEO, Harbour Hotels

The award will be made by the Master of the Worshipful Company of Innholders at a special Court presentation prior to dinner at Innholders’ Hall on Tuesday 4th June 2024

Commenting on the new Master Innholders, Dan Rose-Bristow FIH MI, Chairman of the Master Innholders said:

“To become a Master Innholder, you need to demonstrate great leadership qualities, your reasons for wanting to become a Master Innholder, what you stand for as a hotelier, your involvement in the wider hospitality community in terms of education and charity, and an appreciation of the heritage and traditions of the Worshipful Company of Innholders, who award the honour.

“Our 10 successful applicants this year all demonstrated their passion and drive for our profession and were all committed to becoming an active part of our community. I am extremely proud to welcome all these inspiring individuals to our family, who will become Master Innholders when they receive their award from the Worshipful Company of Innholders in June.”

As a leading force in the hotel industry, the Master Innholders is renowned for its commitment to promoting education and development within the sector. Its various programs, such as the Master Innholders Aspiring Leaders Diploma, the Innholders Scholarship, the Hotel Leadership Conference and MIDAS, are all designed to offer career-changing training and support and promote discussion and research into the pressing challenges the industry faces today.