Grant Hearn, chief executive at Travelodge, was last night recognised for his remarkable achievements in the budget hotel sector, winning Outstanding Contribution to the Industry at Caterer and Hotelkeeper’s first-ever Hotel Cateys.
The ceremony, sister event to The Cateys, was hosted by Ardal O’Hanlon and took place at London’s Hilton Hotel on Park Lane. The awards honoured the very best of British hospitality within the hotel sector.
Winners on the night included Premier Inn’s (East Kilbride) receptionist Paula Middleton who scooped the Extra Mile Award. Judges praised Middleton for her continuous passion and focus for the business.
Housekeeper of the Year went to Minjoo Leutwiler-Lee at Sofitel St James in London. Hotel Restaurant Manager of the Year was Nicholas Roulier of Seaham Hall in County Durham, The Novotel in west London was named Green Hotel of the Year while Front of House Manager went to Felicity Wheeler from the Four Seasons in London.
Winners list in full:
Outstanding Contribution to the Industry
Grant Hearn, chief executive, Travelodge
Conference and Banqueting Manager or Team of the Year Award
Royal Garden conference and banqueting team, Royal Garden Hotel, London
Food and Beverage Manager of the Year Award
Paul Boyce, food and beverage director, Malmaison and Hotel du Vin, London
Food and Wine Service Award
John Campbell, The Vineyard at Stockcross
Front of House Manager Award
Felicity Wheeler, Four Seasons, London
Front of House Team of the Year Award
Rudding Park, Harrogate, Yorkshire
Housekeeper of the Year
Minjoo Leutwiler-Lee at Sofitel St James in London
Hotel Restaurant Manager of the Year
Nicholas Roulier of Seaham Hall in County Durham
Spa Manager of the Year
Nicki Kurran, Hanbury Manor, Hertfordshire
Human Resources Manager or Team of the Year
Helen Kalyan and the HR Team at Novotel London West
Hotel Restaurant Team of the Year
Galvin at Windows, London Hilton on Park Lane, London
Hotel Chef of the Year (more than 250 covers)
Henry Brosi, The Dorchester, London
Hotel Chef of the Year (less than 250 covers)
Hywel Jones, Lucknam Park, Wiltshire
Extra Mile Award
Paula Middleton, receptionist, Premier Inn (East Kilbride)
Green Hotel of the Year Award
Novotel, West London
By Daniel Thomas
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