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Travelodge boss wins Outstanding Contribution award at Hotel Cateys

14 November 2007 by
Travelodge boss wins Outstanding Contribution award at Hotel Cateys

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.

View photos from the night here >>

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

First ever Hotel Cateys kicks off tonight>>

Hotel Cateys shortlist revealed>>

By Daniel Thomas

E-mail your comments to Daniel Thomas](mailto:daniel.thomas@rbi.co.uk?subject=Hotel Cateys) here.

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