Six Master Innholders win awards at The Cateys 2021

Six Master Innholders were among the winners celebrating success for themselves, their hotels and businesses at The Caterer’s 2021 Cateys last night.

Joining hospitality’s top operators at the glittering awards ceremony at JW Marriott Grosvenor House London on 7 September were Joanne Taylor-Stagg FIH MI, general manager of the Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, London, who won Manager of the Year and Sue Williams FIH MI, who picked up the Sustainable Business Award for Whatley Manor.

The Hotel of the Year award was bestowed to The Berkeley, London, overseen by general manager and Master Innholder member Knut Wylde FIH MI. PPHE Hotel Group, whose general manager Rob Flinter MI, regional vice president operations UK Daniel Pedreschi FIH MI, and deputy chief executive officer & COO Greg Hegarty FIH MI are Master Innholders, won the Best Employer Award.

Last night’s ceremony, which is held annually, was a particularly poignant one given the challenges the hospitality industry has faced.

The Caterer editor James Stagg, said: "It was incredibly special to welcome the industry's finest operators back to Grosvenor House once again.

"As well as being a celebration of the industry's resilience and determination, we were able to reward some of the individuals and business who have really shone in the past year. Hearty congratulations to all of our shortlists and winners. In a year like to other they have proved what innovation and agility there is in the hospitality sector."

David Morgan Hewitt FIH MI, managing director of The Goring and Chairman of the Master Innholders, said: “I think I speak for all our membership in congratulating all MI’s on their spectacular wins at The Cateys. It is wonderful to see so many of our members achieving such prestigious awards.”