The second Hospitality Awards, organised by The Southampton Region Hoteliers Association celebrated the high achievers and teams that amplify the best hospitality has to offer in the city region on 7th February.
Attended by 140 delegates, those in attendance at the awards event held on 7th February at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Southampton, were treated to a drinks reception, 3 course meal, live entertainment, flame throwers, magician, raffle prizes, disco, photo ops and more!
Headline sponsor Cab My Ride and Commercial Radio Partner Wave 105, whose award was chosen by 2,000 people from the general public, were among those supporting the awards.
Award Winners on the night, chosen from three finalists for each category were:
Mentor of the Year Award (sponsored by The Marketing Collective)
WINNER: Maciej Piwowarski from Leonardo Royal Hotel Southampton Grand Harbour
Rising Star of the Year Award (sponsored by Hotelcare)
Winner: Grace Welton from Solent Hotel and Spa
Chef of the Year Award (sponsored by City College Southampton)
WINNER: Mark Grieveson from New Place Hotel
Operational Excellence of the Year Award (sponsored by Afonwen)
WINNER: Jeff Foster from Holiday Inn Southampton
Top Team of the Year Award (sponsored by GO! Southampton)
WINNER: The Front Office Team at Leonardo Royal Hotel Southampton Grand Harbour
Community Award (sponsored by Wave 105 and chosen by their listeners)
WINNER: New Place Hotel
Student/Apprentice of the Year Award (sponsored by Destination Southampton)
WINNER: Rhys Orman from Best Western Chilworth Manor
Sales & Revenue Person/Team of the Year Award (sponsored by RPC Group)
WINNER: Jake Bowerman from DoubleTree by Hilton Southampton Hotel
Lifetime Achievement Award (sponsored by ElemenTel)
WINNER: Suzanne Meeze from Holiday Inn Fareham-Solent
Best of the Rest Award (sponsored by Cab My Ride)
WINNER: Stephen Axton from Best Western Chilworth Manor
Nathan Chart, Chair of the Hoteliers Association said “These Awards showcase the best talent in the region and outstanding achievements for customer service, commitment and market growth. They are a fantastic way to not only celebrate success, drive and passion, but to also promote our amazing regional hospitality industry as a career to future generations. The 2020 awards have been such a success and a great way to celebrate.”
Our MD Shirley Wynne-Jones presented the Student/Apprentice of the Year Award to Winner Rhys Orman, “These awards are a great way to reward dedication and commitment and help us to showcase all that is exceptional about our cities venues and the people that work in them.”
Money raised at the awards will provide over 12,000 meals to local families through the charity FareShare Southern Central. FareShare provides enough food to create almost a million meals for vulnerable people every week.
A special thanks is to be acknowledged to all sponsors and supporters, without whom the awards would not be possible: Cab My Ride, The Marketing Collective, Hotelcare, City College Southampton, Afonwen, GO! Southampton, Wave 105, Destination Southampton, RPC Group, ElemenTel, the host Davina Sparkle, All Parties and Events, Event Perfection, Moxhams, Dave Dodge Photography, Chair Covers of Hampshire, Pinkster Gin, Charles Hope Apartments, Manic Stage Productions, Marcus Bailey Magician, The Candy Floss King, Ethical Mail & Print, City College Hospitality students who helped with the food service on the night and DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Southampton.
About the Southampton & Region Hoteliers Association
The Southampton and Region Hoteliers Association are a collaboration of accommodation and venue providers from across the Southampton region. Established in 1956, it aims to promote the city as a great place to work, visit and enjoy, whilst sharing best practice for the benefit of the industry and help nurture the hospitality and leisure workforce of the future.The Hospitality Awards aim to promote the regional hospitality industry and the association by celebrating success and outstanding achievements.
About the Awards
The Hospitality Awards aim to promote the regional hospitality industry and the association, by celebrating success and outstanding achievements.
To find out more go to:
http://www.southamptonhospitalityawards.co.uk where you can view the nomination forms, see Sponsorship opportunities and buy tickets to the awards ceremony.