Our 2019 Shortlist

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Best Use of Technology

From loyalty and data management tools to communication and marketing, this award will recognise businesses and individuals delivering technology innovation that has made a tangible difference to their businesses in the last 12 months.

Cairn Group

Exclusive Hotels

The Lowry Hotel

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Concierge Award

The winner of the Concierge Award should have the following qualities: total discretion and integrity, always be highly focused on the requirements of the guests, be able to multi-task, lead a team and engage well with colleagues, be self-motivated, and be a good lateral thinker - so that when one avenue is closed, they know where else to go.

Alan Noone, The Berkeley

Andrew Seward, The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa

Gary Falconer, Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa

Michael Hagan, Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane

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Conference and Banqueting Team of the Year
This award is open to conference and banqueting teams within a hotel who demonstrate the highest standard of service, innovation and revenue growth.

Coworth Park

Hilton London Bankside

London Marriott Hotel County Hall

Macdonald Hotel Group - The Burlington Hotel

The Montague on the Gardens

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Food and Beverage Manager of the Year
This award is open to food and beverage managers and directors overseeing all restaurants and bars within a single unit or chain of hotels.

Alex Cooper, Haymarket Hotel

Pedro Branco, London Marriott Hotel County Hall

Tegan Farrell, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

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Front of House Manager of the Year

This award is open to an individual with Front of House management responsibility, including reception, reservation, cashier, concierge, doorman or luggage porter.

Alex Wilson, Brown's Hotel, Rocco Forte Hotels

Esther Pinedo Castresana, The Belfry Hotel & Resort

Suzanna Di Domenico, The Ritz London

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Front of House Team of the Year

This award is open to a team with Front of House responsibility, including reception, reservations or concierge departments.

Bankside Hotel

Charlotte Street Hotel

Kimpton Fitzroy London

St. Ermin's Hotel

The Beaumont Hotel

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Hotel Chef of the Year (Fewer than 250 covers)

This award is open to an executive chef overseeing the food and beverage operation of a property or group of properties, including restaurants, room service and banqueting, with less than 250 covers in one sitting.


Aaron Patterson, Hambleton Hall

George Blogg, Gravetye Manor

Lisa Goodwin-Allen, Northcote

Niall Keating, Whatley Manor

Tony Fleming, L'oscar London

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Hotel Chef of the Year (More than 250 covers)

This award is open to an executive chef overseeing the food and beverage operation of a property or group of properties, including restaurants, room service and banqueting, with more than 250 covers in one sitting.

Adam Ashe, St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London

Johan Rox, InterContinental London - The O2

Olivier Ruiz, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

Simon Attridge, The Gleneagles Hotel

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Hotel Restaurant Chef of the Year

This category is open to a chef who is responsible solely for one restaurant within a hotel. There is no restriction on the number of covers in the restaurant.

Adam Reid, Adam Reid at The French

Calum Franklin, Rosewood London

Chris Harrod, The Whitebrook Restaurant with Rooms

Simon Shand, Townhall Hotel

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Hotel Restaurant Manager of the Year
This award is open to hotel restaurant managers working within a hotel environment and looking after a restaurant team.

Devid Isabella, The Goring

Mariano Bianchino, L'oscar London

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Hotel Restaurant Team of the Year

This award is open to teams who work in food and wine establishments within a hotel.

Chino Latino, Park Plaza London Riverbank

Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar

Glenapp Castle

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Housekeeper of the Year

This award is open to all housekeepers who exemplify first-class cleanliness and hygiene in bedroom preparation in either an independent hotel or group hotel. They will manage a housekeeping team and must be committed to the efficient running of the housekeeping department.


Adriana Milea, The Ritz London

KK Prabakaran, DUKES London

Laura Stimbiriene, Holiday Inn Winchester

Lisa Williams, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

Rosanna Tripaldi, The Soho Hotel

Tzveta Ivanova, Red Carnation Hotel Collection

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Human Resources Manager of the Year

This award will go to a human resources manager of any level, up to and including directorial level. Entries should explain the contribution the human resources manager has made both to their own team and to the organisation as a whole.

Anita Bower, Iconic Luxury Hotels

Lucy McElroy, The Marylebone

Marjolein Verhoeven, Bankside Hotel

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Human Resources Team of the Year

This award will go to a human resources team at a single hotel or group of hotels. Entries should explain the contribution the human resources team has made both to their own team and to the organisation as a whole.

Aviator - a hotel by TAG

Bankside Hotel

Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane

Kew Green Hotels

The Dorchester

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Revenue Manager Award

This award will go to an individual with revenue sales responsibility in the hotel sector.

Daniela Corasaniti, Longueville

Danielle Blank, Dalata Hotel Group

Karen Tyson, Rudding Park

Marie Boyez, InterContinental London Park Lane

Yash Taneja, Crowne Plaza London Docklands

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Spa Professional of the Year

This award goes to an individual managing a team of therapists and consultants in a spa in either an independent hotel or group hotel.

Amanda Hardy, Seaham Hall

Gemma Grove, Hotel Cafe Royal

Sally Pedder, The Dorchester

Sara Young, South Lodge Hotel

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Sustainable Hotel of the Year

This award will recognise the hotel that has taken the most innovative steps to neutralise its impact on the environment in the past 12 months. The award is open to any hotel, - independent or within a group, regardless of size. Entries can be for a single-unit business or for a group of units. Innovation will be manifested in such initiatives as implementing renewable energy sources; investing in new technology and equipment to minimise water and energy consumption; minimising the amount of waste sent to landfill through recycling initiatives, adopting more biodegradable products, liaising with suppliers to reduce packaging; adopting more energy efficient building designs; promoting seasonal, locally sourced produce to reduce food miles.


Bankside Hotel

Battlesteads

The Langham, London

Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa