The Malmaison Aberdeen was the big winner in the annual Corker awards, held to celebrate the achievements of staff at Malmaison and sister group Hotel du Vin.

Held last night at the Malmaison Birmingham, The Corkers named the 80-bedroom Malmaison Aberdeen as the hotel of the year, as well as presenting awards to three members of its staff.

Andy Roger was announced as general manager of the year, Sebastiano Ingaliso as wine champion/sommelier of the year and goods controller Gary Falconer as unsung hero of the year.

Malmaison Aberdeen is the newest property in the group, having opened in November 2008.  It received the top award for maintaining standards under extreme pressure, surpassing high expectations and offering first class service and guest interaction.

Ninety staff from the 12 Malmaison and 15 Hotel du Vin properties and guests attended the event.

“The Corkers are the cornerstone of what makes Malmaison and Hotel du Vin so successful,” said chief executive Robert Cook.

“Our people are our greatest asset and it gives us great satisfaction to see the delight of our winners, at this eagerly anticipated annual event.  It is also another opportunity to applaud their achievements and continue to recognise talent across the group.
“It’s my proudest night of the year seeing the winner’s faces.”

The full list of Corker winners are:


BEST DEPARTMENT MANAGER OR TRAINER
Winner
: Charlene Hamilton
Job title: Reception Manager
Hotel: Hotel du Vin Cheltenham

CHEF OF THE YEAR
Winner
:  Matt Powell
Job title: Head Chef
Hotel: Hotel du Vin Edinburgh

DRINK/SPECIALIST AWARD (Bartender, Mixologist)
Winner: Simon Beneteau
Job title: Bar Manager
Hotel: Hotel du Vin York

EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
Winner: Yvette Fields
Job title: Bar Tender
Hotel: Malmaison Reading

EVENTS/MEETINGS PERSON OF THE YEAR
Winner: Ashleigh Burns
Job title: Events Manager
Hotel: Hotel du Vin Harrogate

EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE AWARD (bistro/brasserie & functions)
Winner: Malgorzata Jakubowska
Job title: Bistro
Hotel: Hotel du Vin Newcastle

EXTRA MILE AWARD
Winner: Sandra Grugel
Job title: Switchboard Operator
Hotel: Malmaison Liverpool

FIRST & LAST IMPRESSION AWARD
Reservations, Reception, Spa and Nights
Winner: Claire Bartlett
Job title: Receptionist
Hotel: Hotel du Vin Winchester

HEALTH & SAFETY/ENVIRONMENTAL CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
Winner
: Lisa Harwood
Job title: Assistant Head Housekeeper
Hotel: Hotel du Vin Brighton

HOUSEKEEPER OF THE YEAR
Winner: Tracey Hubar
Job title: Head Housekeeper
Hotel: Malmaison/Hotel du Vin Newcastle

MAINTENANCE PERSON OF THE YEAR
Winner: Sam Patterson
Job title: Maintenance Manager
Hotel: Hotel du Vin Brighton

NUMBER CRUNCHER AWARD
Winner
: Eva Drummond
Job title: Accountant
Hotel: Hotel du Vin Edinburgh

RISING STAR AWARD
Winner
: Kim Wright
Job title: Maintenance Assistant
Hotel: Hotel du Vin Brighton

SALES PERSON OF THE YEAR
Winner: Tina O’Hara
Job title: Director of Sales - Entertainment, Music and Sport
Hotel: Malmaison and Hotel du Vin

UNSUNG HERO OF THE YEAR (Kitchen Porters, Porters, Car Jockeys, etc)
Winner: Gary Falconer
Job title: Goods Controller
Hotel: Malmaison Aberdeen

WINE CHAMPION / SOMMELIER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Winner: Sebastiano Ingaliso
Job title: Head Sommelier
Hotel: Malmaison Aberdeen

REGIONAL PERSON OF THE YEAR
Winner: Tim Gassick
Job title: Director of Health, Safety and Risk
Malmaison and Hotel du Vin

CEO’S SPECIAL AWARD
Winner: Pauric McGurren
Job title: Regional Operations Director – Scotland and N. Ireland
Malmaison and Hotel du Vin

GENERAL MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Winner: Andy Roger
Job title: General Manager
Hotel: Malmaison Aberdeen

HOTEL OF THE YEAR
Winner: Malmaison Aberdeen


Corker Awards 2008 >>

Malmaison owner seeks to riase £27.5m in shares >>

Malmaison and Hotel du Vin up for sale for third time >>


By Janet Harmer


E-mail your comments to Janet Harmer here.

If you have something to say on this story or anything else join the debate at Table Talk - Caterer's new networking forum. Go to www.TheCaterer.com/tabletalk


TheCaterer.com jobs

Looking for a new job? Find your next hotel job here with TheCaterer.com jobs


 

Blogs on TheCaterer.com
Catch up with more news and gossip on all Caterer's blogs
Newsletters
For the latest hospitality news, sign up for our e-mail newsletters.

Published by: