2021 Hotel Cateys Shortlist

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Best Use of Technology Award

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.

Lumley Castle hotel, County Durham

Nobu Hotel London, Portman Square

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Concierge of the Year

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.

Alina Scheid, 45 Park Lane, London

John Kortenray, Hilton London Bankside

Judith van der Heijden, Rosewood London

Rene Castillo, Hotel Café Royal, London

Sarah Gaskin, the Headland hotel, Cornwall

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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.

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Fatih Ozbaykondu, the Lowry hotel, Manchester

Sharon McArthur, the Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, London

Tom Husted,, Dakota Manchester

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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.

Isobel Camborne-Paynter, Flat Cap Hotels

Johal Scott, the Rubens at the Palace, London

Rosie Wilkins, the Torridon, Wester Ross

Veronica Evers, the Dorchester, 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.

Champneys Mottram Hall, Cheshire

Grove of Narberth, Pembrokeshire

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, Bath

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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.


Douglas Balish, The Grove of Narberth, Pembrokeshire

Hrishikesh Desai, Gilpin, Cumbria

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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.

Mario Perera, the Dorchester, London

Olivier Ruiz, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London

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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, the French at the Midland, Manchester

Jean-Philippe Blondet, Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, London

Sam Karle, Dakota Manchester

Sean Kelly, the Lovat Loch Ness

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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.

Antonino Forte, Galvin at Windows, London Hilton Park Lane

Emma Lonie, the Balmoral, Edinburgh

Evan Williams-Box, the Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, Skipton

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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.

Farmer Butcher Chef, Goodwood, Chichester

Forest, Galtres Lodge, York

The Bridge and the Vicarage, Flat Cap Hotels, Cheshire

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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.


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Camelia Sandru, Supercity Aparthotels

Gosia Oszkiel, the Grand Brighton

Juris Dubrovskis,, the Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, London

KK Prabakaran, Dukes London

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HR 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.


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Caroline Harrison, Luxury Family Hotels

Jennifer Watts, Resident Hotels

Yasmin Boromand, Dorchester Collection

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HR 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.


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PPHE Hotel Group

Red Carnation Hotels

Rosewood London

The Dorchester and 45 Park Lane, London

The Headland hotel, Cornwall

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Outstanding Contribution Award

There are no formal criteria for this award. This award will go to someone who is likely to have enjoyed success over a prolonged period in the industry and could hail from any part of the hotel business. The winner will have made a significant contribution to the industry over and above their core business. They will command respect from their peers and colleagues alike.

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Revenue Manager of the Year

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


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Billy Harris, Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre, Birmingham

Jane Bateup, the Grand Brighton and Richmond Hill hotels

Stuart Gillespie, Switch Hospitality Management

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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, Serenity Spa, Seaham Hall, County Durham

David Taylor, Leonardo Royal London City

Kerry Service, the Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, Skipton

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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. 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.


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Grantley Hall, Ripon

Raithwaite Sandsend

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The 2021 Hotelier of the Year
The 2021 Hotelier of the Year should display many of the following skills and qualities. For each section, please outline how the candidate fulfils the criteria, giving as many examples as possible.

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    The Extra Mile Award

    There are no set criteria for this award, which is open to a person or a team, working in any sector of the hotel industry. Going the extra mile could involve anticipating guest needs, helping colleagues or supporting your local community. Please include a supporting statement from colleagues and senior management and, where possible, testimonials.


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