The winners of the Hotel Cateys were announced this evening at a glittering dinner attended by 600 industry guests at the Lancaster London hotel.
Heading the celebrations was Jonathan Raggett, managing director of Red Carnation Hotels, who was announced 2009 Hotelier of the Year, sponsored by Casna Group.
Simon Young, executive chef at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower hotel, scooped the top chef award for hotel chef of the year (more than 250 covers), while Kenny Atkinson, executive chef at Seaham Hall Hotel and Serenity Spa took the hotel chef of the year (fewer than 250 covers).
The Outstanding Contribution Award went to Willy Bauer, chairman of AB Hotels.
An award ceremony presented by comedian Jason Manford, star of BBC 1's Live at the Apollo, honoured the 14 leading hotel personalities and teams who have achieved excellence in their place of work.
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THE FULL LIST OF AWARD WINNERS:
Front of House Manager of the Year Award - sponsored by Table Talk
Ben Malpass - The Cavendish hotel, London
Conference and Banqueting Award - sponsored by Unilever Foodsolutions
Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, London
Food and Beverage Manager of the Year - sponsored by Beacon Erick Kervaon - South Lodge hotel, West Sussex
Housekeeper of the Year - sponsored by Sysco Guest Supply Europe Rachael Park - Rudding Park, Harrogate
Green Hotel of the Year - sponsored by The Pure Water Company
One Aldwych, London
Spa Professional - sponsored by Alacer
Kerry Hole - SPA SPC, Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire
Hotel Restaurant Manager of the Year - sponsored by 3663 First For Foodservice
Marc Whitley - The River Bar and Restaurant at the Lowry hotel, Manchester
Hotel Restaurant Team of the Year - sponsored by Matthew ClarkThe Ritz, London
Human Resources Team of the Year - sponsored by ThirdForce
The Berkeley, London
Human Resources Manager of the Year - sponsored by caterersearch.com Liz McGivern - - Red Carnation Hotels
Hotel Chef of the Year Less than 250 Covers - sponsored by Convotherm Kenny Atkinson - - Seaham Hall hotel and Serenity Spa, County Durham
Hotel Chef of the Year More than 250 covers - sponsored by Convotherm
Simon Young - Jumeirah Carlton Tower hotel, London
The Extra Mile Award - sponsored by Caterer and Hotelkeeper
Gary Gateley, concierge, Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
Outstanding Contribution Award - sponsored Gauntlet
Willy Bauer, chairman, AB Hotels
Hotelier of the Year Award - sponsored by Casna Group
Jonanathan Raggett, Red Carnation Hotels
By Emily Manson
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