Master Innholder Award - Application to become a Master Innholder

Practising hoteliers from both the independent and group sectors are now invited to apply for membership of the Master Innholders. Applications are sought from recognised leaders in hotel management whether as a successful General Manager, Managing Director, Chief Executive or Proprietor. Applicants must also demonstrate a minimum experience of five years in significant hotel general management during their career to date, as a general manager, hotel manager or director of operations. Applicants must be based in the UK, and are likely to be members of the Institute of Hospitality, or other professional bodies. They are also expected to be making a significant contribution to the work of industry organisations and/or industry training and education initiatives at local, regional or national level.

Applications should be made by email using the form below, and accompanied by a CV, and a recent colour photograph. The applicant is also required to submit a paper (around 1500 words) on the following topic:


Becoming a Master Innholder is not an end in itself; it is a beginning, where Master Innholders promote the highest standards of hotel management. Describe how you are already participating across the industry to advance education and professional development, and suggest how this contribution would be enhanced by becoming a Master Innholder.

In preparing their paper, applicants are encouraged to express their personal philosophy and opinions, and to describe their management style. The CV should include evidence of active involvement in industry organisations, (such as membership on committees), other activities in support of the industry and the careers of young people.

Applicants are also strongly encouraged to discuss their application and suitability for membership with an existing Master Innholder. Furthermore, the application should be supported by a letter from a Master Innholder.

Applications will be considered by the Chairman’s Membership Panel, and short-listed applicants will be invited for interview in London in March 2018. The decision of the Chairman’s panel is final, and it will not take part in any discussion or correspondence resulting from its selection.

The application should be sent to the Master Innholders Executive Secretary, Philippe Rossiter FIH: PRossiter@masterinnholders.co.uk

Closing date for applications January 2018.

Applications will be acknowledged by the Executive Secretary without delay. Applicants will be notified in late February 2018 whether they have been selected for interview.

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