Stuart Bowery, general manager of the five-star, 494-bedroom Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott hotel, has been named as the 2013 Hotelier of the Year.
He was presented with his award at a celebratory lunch today at Brown's hotel, London, by Mark Lewis, group editor of Caterer and Hotelkeeper, and Nick Appel, owner of Casna Group, the award's sponsor.
A panel of judges, which included former recipients of the 31-year old award, selected Bowery as this year's winner for the significant impact he has had in creating a highly motivated team and profitable business at what is London's largest five star hotel, together with his active involvement in supporting the wider industry.
Stephen Carter, managing director, De Vere Cameron House and 2011 Hotelier of the Year, said: "Stuart's quiet, amenable yet highly achieving management style has kept his feet on the ground whilst gaining the ever-growing respect of his team, guests, the industry and the community in which his hotel finds itself."
Bowery took over as general manager at Grosvenor House in 2011. He has spent most of his career within the fold of Marriott International, from working for Scott's Hotels at the start of his career, when the company's properties were rebranded from Holiday Inn to Marriott, to his current role at Grosvenor House, which since 2008 has fallen under the company's luxury brand of JW Marriott.
In being told that he had been named Hotelier of the Year, Bowery immediately considered how his achievement could help others.
"I have so much respect for the past winners, I am absolutely delighted to receive the same recognition," he said. "I hope I can now carry the baton forward and uphold the reputation of the accolade for the good of the industry."
\ See this week's issue of Caterer and Hotelkeeper* for an interview with Hotelier of the Year, Stuart Bowery
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