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Outstanding Contribution award at Hotel Cateys 2015 goes to Philip Newman-Hall

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Outstanding Contribution award at Hotel Cateys 2015 goes to Philip Newman-Hall
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Philip Newman-Hall, former managing director of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, received a standing ovation this evening for winning the Outstanding Contribution award at the Hotel Cateys 2015.

He was honoured for his success in working alongside Raymond Blanc, the founder of Le Manoir, in ensuring the ongoing success and profitability of the property, enthusiastically mentoring young people and passionately supporting industry charities.

A gathering of 750 guests at the awards’ presentation dinner at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London, saw Newman-Hall presented with the accolade, sponsored by Diversey Care, following a heart-felt speech by Blanc.

Newman-Hall left Le Manoir in September on completion of two stints at the hotel. He was general manager from 1999 to 2005, returning as managing director in 2009.

Blanc has described Newman-Hall as  “a brilliant man” who he is going to miss enormously. “We have had an extraordinary, enriching, highly professional relationship – it has been the relationship of a great manager with that of a very creative man,” he said. “As the creative half, I know my limitations as a manager, and Philip has filled the managerial role in a highly effective and successful way in helping to drive the business forward.”

Newman-Hall, who is now working as a hotel consultant, was one of 18 winners at the glittering awards ceremony held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, which included two triple award winners. The four-AA-star, 416-bedroom Lancaster London won awards for the best housekeeper, revenue manager and human resources manager; while Firmdale Hotels carried off accolades for the top hotel restaurant team, food and beverage manager and concierge

Comedian Mark Watson provided the entertainment, while the Springboard charity benefitted from the evening’s fund-raising efforts.
 
2015 HOTEL CATEY WINNERS

Front of House Manager of the Year – Sponsored by Hotelympia
• Lorena Somera, the Capital, London

Front of House Team of the Year – Sponsored by Tetley
• Macdonald Randolph Hotel, Oxford

Conference and Banqueting Team of the Year – Sponsored by Reynolds
• Whittlebury Hall Hotel, near Towcester, Northamptonshire

Housekeeper of the Year – Sponsored by Tork
• Margo van der Werf, Lancaster London

Sustainable Hotel of the Year – Sponsored by Bidvest Foodservice
• Hub by Premier Inn, London

Hotel Restaurant Manager of the Year – Sponsored by Tchibo Coffee International
• Sarah Holden, the Pig near Bath

Hotel Restaurant Team of the Year – Sponsored by Jacobs Douwe Egberts Professional
• Charlotte Street Hotel, London

Food and Beverage Manager of the Year – Sponsored by The Balvenie
• Sarah Williams, Ham Yard Hotel, London

Spa Professional of the Year – Sponsored by Christie + Co
• Lucy Mingo, the Headland, Newquay, Cornwall

Revenue Award – Sponsored by Sky
• Catherine Bernard, Lancaster London

Hotel Chef of the Year (fewer than 250 covers) – Sponsored by Bunzl Catering Supplies
• Matthew Tomkinson, the Montagu Arms Hotel, Beaulieu, Hampshire

Hotel Chef of the Year (more than 250 covers) – Sponsored by PSL – The Food Professionals
• Lewis Hamblet, South Lodge, near Horsham, West Sussex

Human Resources Manager of the Year – Sponsored by Shieldyourself
• Aideen Whelehan, Lancaster London

Human Resources Team of the Year – Sponsored by Citirecruit
• The Red Carnation Collection

Concierge Award – Sponsored by Keys Concierge UK
• Alixandra Mellor, Charlotte Street Hotel, London

Extra Mile Award – Sponsored by VisitEngland
• Chris Penn, managing director, Ace Hotel London Shoreditch

Hotelier of the Year – Sponsored by Casna Group
• Nick Jones, founder and chief executive, Soho House & Co

Outstanding Contribution – Sponsored by Diversey Care
• Philip Newman-Hall


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