Master Innholders partners with Independent Hotel Show Awards to launch GM of the Future category

Posted in Business, Events, News, People on 17 June, 2019

The Master Innholders has launched a new award category in the Independent Hotel Show Awards to champion the next generation of hotel general managers.

Aimed at professionals age 35 or under, the GM of the Future award will be presented to an individual who shows promise to fulfil the role of a Hotel GM (or equivalent) in the future. The award has been created by the Master Innholders to recognise individuals from independently spirited hotels in the UK for their personal and professional development in the hotel industry, their ‘extra mile’ attitude and commitment to becoming a future leader to inspire others.

Commenting on the new GM of the Future award, chairman of the Master Innholders and managing director of Exclusive Hotels and Venues, Danny Pecorelli FIH MI said: “As an organisation we have been developing managers for years through our Innholders Scholarship and Aspiring Leaders Diploma, and we are becoming increasingly aware of how vital it is to attract, develop and recognise the next generation of hotel professionals.

“I’m thrilled that we have been able to forge a partnership with the Independent Hotel Show and launch the only industry accolade focused on promoting the aspiring hotel general managers of the future.”

GM of the Future entries will be judged by a panel of Master Innholders and previous aspiring leader students. Self-nominations are accepted.

Alongside the new GM of the Future award, the Independent Hotel Show will celebrate the luxury boutique hotel sector’s most pioneering, independently spirited hoteliers and the most innovative, dynamic hotels with its Independent Hotelier and Hotel Innovation Awards.

All nominations must be submitted by 5pm on 21 June.

The winners will be announced at the end of the first day of the Independent Hotel Show on Tuesday 15 October.

The Independent Hotel Show takes place on 15 and 16 October 2019 at Olympia London.

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