Hotel Cateys 2021 shortlist revealed

22 September 2021
Hotel Cateys 2021 shortlist revealed

The shortlist has been revealed for the 2021 Hotel Cateys, the awards that recognise the most successful hotel operators and their employees in the UK.

The awards, supported by headline sponsors Bidfood, remain the hotel industry's only truly independent benchmark of operational excellence, with entrants judged by their peers and industry experts.

This year the Hotel Cateys will celebrate those individuals and teams that have best supported their colleagues and the business in which they work, recognising creativity and commitment through an exceptional period.

Over 70 judges, selected for their expertise and industry knowledge, met last week for some vigorous debate and discussion to select shortlists across 17 categories.

Shortlists are not revealed for the Hotelier of the Year, sponsored by Casna Group, Outstanding Contribution, sponsored by Davidson Asset Management or the Extra Mile award, sponsored by Bidfood.

The winners will remain a secret until they are announced at a glittering ceremony on 19 November at London's Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel.

To purchase your table for the Hotel Cateys, visit our website or contact Darshana Champaneri at or on 020 7881 4826.

To enquire about sponsoring opportunities at the event, please contact Rob Adam, head of sales, at or on 020 7881 4817

Hotel Cateys 2021 shortlist

Best Use of Technology Award

  • Lumley Castle hotel, County Durham
  • Nobu Hotel London Portman Square

Concierge Award

  • René Castillo, Hotel Café Royal, London
  • Sarah Gaskin, the Headland hotel, Cornwall
  • John Kortenray, Hilton London Bankside
  • Alina Scheid, 45 Park Lane, London
  • Judith van der Heijden, Rosewood London

Food and Beverage Manager of the Yearsponsored by Britvic

  • Tom Husted, Dakota Manchester
  • Sharon McArthur, the Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, London
  • Fatih Ozbaykondu, the Lowry hotel, Manchester

Front of House Manager of the Year

  • Isobel Camborne-Paynter, Flat Cap Hotels
  • Veronica Evers, the Dorchester, London
  • Johal Scott, the Rubens at the Palace, London
  • Rosie Wilkins, the Torridon, Wester Ross

Front of House Team of the Year

  • Champneys Mottram Hall, Cheshire
  • The Grove of Narberth, Pembrokeshire
  • The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, Bath

Hotel Chef of the Year (fewer than 250 covers)

  • Douglas Balish, the Grove of Narberth, Pembrokeshire
  • Hrishikesh Desai, Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, Cumbria

Hotel Chef of the Year (more than 250 covers)

  • Mario Perera, the Dorchester, London
  • Olivier Ruiz, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London

Hotel Restaurant Chef of the Year

  • Jean-Philippe Blondet, the Dorchester, London
  • Sam Karle, Dakota Manchester
  • Sean Kelly, the Lovat Loch Ness
  • Adam Reid, the French at the Midland, Manchester

Hotel Restaurant Manager of the Year

  • Evan Williams-Box, the Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, Skipton
  • Emma Lonie, the Balmoral, Edinburgh
  • Antonino Forte, Galvin at Windows, London Hilton Park Lane

Hotel Restaurant Team of the Year

  • The Bridge and the Vicarage, Flat Cap Hotels, Cheshire
  • Farmer Butcher Chef, Goodwood, Chichester
  • Forest, Galtres Lodge, York

Housekeeper of the Year

  • Juris Dubrovskis, the Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, London
  • Gosia Oszkiel, the Grand Brighton
  • KK Prabakaran, Dukes London
  • Camelia Sandru, Supercity Aparthotels

Human Resources Manager of the Yearsponsored by

  • Yasmin Boromand, Dorchester Collection
  • Caroline Harrison, Luxury Family Hotels
  • Jennifer Watts, Resident Hotels

Human Resources Team of the Yearsponsored by mum

  • The Dorchester and 45 Park Lane, London
  • The Headland hotel, Cornwall
  • PPHE Hotel Group
  • Red Carnation Hotels
  • Rosewood London

Revenue Award

  • Jane Bateup, the Grand Brighton and Richmond Hill hotels
  • Stuart Gillespie, Switch Hospitality Management
  • Billy Harris, Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre, Birmingham

Spa Professional of the Year

  • Amanda Hardy, Serenity Spa, Seaham Hall, County Durham
  • Kerry Service, the Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, Skipton
  • David Taylor, Leonardo Royal London City

Sustainable Hotel of the Yearsponsored by Sky

  • Grantley Hall, Ripon
  • Raithwaite hotel, Whitby
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