Find out more 2020 Cateys winners revealed

Members of the Master Innholders have scooped both individual and property awards at this year’s Cateys.

The 2020 Cateys recognised the most talented individuals, biggest brands and the strongest performers in the hospitality industry for the last 12 months with the 22 category award winners announced during a virtual ceremony on 24 November.

Master Innholder David Connell FIH MI, general manager of South Lodge in West Sussex, was awarded Manager of the Year and described by the panel of judges as an "inspirational role model" and "champion" of the hospitality industry.

The Wine and Spirit Ambassador Award was awarded to Master Innholder Andrew McKenzie FIH MI, managing director of the Vineyard Group. Andrew was recognised for his dedication into creating a culture of passion around wine, which has resulted in a roll call of some of the UK's most exceptional sommeliers at The Vineyard.

Hotel of the Year gongs were awarded to Hilton London Bankside within the group category and The Queensberry in the independent category, which are both managed by Master Innholders. The 292-bedroom Hilton London Bankside, managed by James Clarke FIH MI, was praised by the Cateys judges for showing that creativity and innovation can sit alongside global brand standards. The independent hotel winner, The Queensberry, owned by Laurence Beere FIH MI, was recognised for creating a supportive environment for their 40-strong team and strong leadership.

Hotelier Robin Hutson, UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls and chef-restaurateur Alain Ducasse received the top accolades at the 2020 Cateys.

The full list of 2020 Cateys winners include:

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