2022 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 in the last 12 months.

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Lake District Country Hotels

Rockliffe Hall

Seaham Hall

Zetter Hotel Group

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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.


Michael De Cozar, the Ritz London

Adam Lazoryk, Mottram Hall Hotel, Golf & Health Spa

Mustafa El Omari, the Montague on the Gardens

Joe Rodrigues, Sofitel London St James

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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.

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Hope Street hotel

Lainston House, part of the Exclusive Collection

The Langham London

Park Plaza Riverbank

Royal Lancaster London

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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.

This award will be announced on the night.


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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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Everett Chambers, the Montague on the Gardens

Andrew Di Sora, South Lodge

Koula Michaelides, the Ritz London

Varun Shetty, the Belfry Hotel & Resort

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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.

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Achraf Abdelhak, Supercity Aparthotels

Megan Bourke, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Sally Kinsella, Kimpton Clocktower Hotel

Linda Smith, Moonfleet Manor

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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.

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Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa

Fowey Hall

Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel

Blemond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

The Ritz London

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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.

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George Blogg, Gravetye Manor

Will Holland, the Atlantic Hotel

Luke Matthews, Chewton Glen

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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.

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Adam Bateman, Grand Hotel Birmingham

Dominic Teague, One Aldwych

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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.

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Chris Cleghorn, The Olive Tree Restaurant, Bath

Rob Mason, The Cottage in the Wood, Malvern

Adam Reid, Adam Reid at the French, the Midland Manchester

Mathew Sherry, the Balmoral, Edinburgh

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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.

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Eleanor Bristow, Adam Reid at the French, the Midland Manchester

Antonino Forte, Galvin At Windows

Paul Popescu, Radisson Hotel Group

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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.

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The Gallivant

Kimpton Blythswood Square hotel

The Ritz London

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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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Nicoleta Loredana, Royal National hotel

Adriana Milea, the Ritz London

Gosia Oszkiel, the Grand Brighton

Diane Payne, Rockliffe Hall

Lisa Williams, the Grand York

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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.

This award will be announced on the night.


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People 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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Danielle Dasselaar, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - the Caledonian

James Goulding, PPHE Hotel Group

Sarah Powell, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Kirsten Price, the Belfry Hotel & Resort

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People 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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The Belfry Hotel & Resort

Dakota Hotels

The Hari

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Splendid Hospitality Group

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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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Gretal Canda, the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

Sara Dufton, the Belfry Hotel & Resort

Teresa Kingston, Rockliffe Hall Hotel

Bianca Peter, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – the Caledonian

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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.

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Finlay Anderson, IHG Hotels and Resorts

Julia Butt, Hand Picked Hotels

Dee England, the Headland Hotel

Robbie Leung, Pan Pacific London

David Taylor, Leonardo Royal London City

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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.


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Heckfield Place

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Room2 Chiswick

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The 2022 Hotelier of the Year
This award will recognise and reward an individual who has displayed exceptional professionalism, passion and commitment in their work over the last 12 months. The individual 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.

Personal attributes
• Total commitment and dedication to the hospitality industry.
• Demonstrates fair and decisive leadership skills.
• Excellent communicator.
• Well respected in the industry.
• Exemplary business track record.
• Innovative and creative.
• Strong attention to detail.
• Manages by example.

Hotelkeeping skills
• Runs well-maintained hotel that consistently surpasses its competitors.
• Consistency of delivery: ensures all guest stays exceed expectations.
• A personal touch with guests: offers value for money.
• Develops and introduces new services to enhance customer experience.

Commitment to employees
• Focuses on developing employees’ careers and maximising potential.
• Willing to impart knowledge to employees.
• Organises staff surveys and acts on them.
• Empathic and approachable.

Commitment to industry
•Supports government initiatives to promote hospitality as career of choice and raise standards of training.
• Engages with local community to promote industry.
• Supports hospitality organisations and events both personally and with his/her hotel/business resources.
• Social responsibility.
• Contributes personally, and with hotel resources, to help charitable initiatives; involves staff in charitable/community events.
• Has well communicated and effective environment policy.

This award will be announced on the night.

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