13 esteemed hoteliers awarded Master Innholder status

13 hoteliers that have showcased their commitment to the hospitality industry have been awarded 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 proven leaders within the industry. Those selected are also chosen for their commitment to influencing and improving standards, as well as inspiring the next generation of talent. The 13 new Master Innholders include:

  • Anne Golden, Vice President Operations, UK & North America and General Manager, Pan Pacific London
  • Chris Wayne-Wills, CEO, Crerar Hotels
  • Douglas Waddell, Operations Director, Hand Picked Hotels
  • Grant Campbell, Nobu Hotel London Portland Square
  • Jeremy Goring, Chief Executive, The Goring
  • Johan Scheepers, General Manager, Kimpton Clocktower Hotel
  • Lynn Brutman, Regional Vice President and General Manager, Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane
  • Matt Townley, Regional Operations Director, Dakota Hotels
  • Nick Davies, General Manager at the Marylebone Hotel London
  • Richard Hassell, Co-Proprietor and Managing Director, the Ilsington Country House Hotel and Spa
  • Richard Palmer, Managing Director, Devonshire Hotels and Restaurant Group Limited
  • Sonja Vodusek, Managing Director, The Peninsula London
  • Stefanie Hardy, General Manager, Park Plaza Victoria

Commenting on the new Master Innholders, Dan Rose-Bristow MI, the chairman of the Master Innholders said: “I am extremely proud to extend a warm welcome to the Master Innholders organisation's 13 new members. They have all displayed a remarkable passion and dedication to the hospitality industry and are making valuable contributions not only to their own hotels but also to the industry as a whole. My heartfelt congratulations go out to each of our new Master Innholders.”

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.

For more information about the Master Innholders visit: www.masterinnholders.co.uk