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Thursday, 6 April 2017

Master Innholders Aspiring Leaders New Cohort - so who are the Sixy Ones?

MIALD Cohort 6 at Pennyhill Park. Monday 3rd April 2017
The new cohort for the Master Innholders Aspiring Leaders Diploma got off to a great start at the weekend, elegantly hosted by Danny Pecorelli and Julian Tomlin at the glorious Exclusive Hotels' Pennyhill Park, Bagshot, Surrey.

As Cohort 6 of this amazing experience, they are truly Sixy! Selected from a considerable number of applicants and succeeding through a rigorous interview process at Innholders Hall, they are to be congratulated on gaining their place and their sponsorship from their own employers and generous funding from the Master Innholders for the next year on the programme.

They are:
  1. Magdalena Bissor, In Room Dining & Executive Lounge Manager, Hilton London Bankside
  2. Jonathan Hewitt, Banqueting Floor Manager, Grosvenor House,
  3. Santa Marino, Front Desk Supervisor, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, 
  4. Andrew Muir, Guest Experience Manager, 41 Hotel, Red Carnation Hotels, 
  5. Ronald Rosario, Restaurant Manager, Outlaws at the Capital Hotel
  6. Craig Browne, Front Desk Manager, The Goodwood Hotel
  7. Rupert Dickinson, Guest Relations Manager, Belmond Le Manior aux Quat'saisons
  8. Mark Down, Assistant Hotel Manager, Deer Park Country House Hotel
  9. Alexandra Jenkinson, Head Receptionist, Cliveden House Hotel
  10. Attia Abu Khalil, Food & Beverage Manager, Fairlawns Hotel and Spa,
  11. Adam Lawson, Assistant Food & Beverage Manager, Danesfield House,
  12. Damien Martin, Operations Manager, The Abbey Hotel, Bath,
  13. Victoria Neilson, C&B Manager, Lainston House 
  14. Raul Deflorian, Front Office Manager, 45, Park Lane
  15. William Osborne, Bar Manager, Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa
  16. Katy Pasternakiewicz, Reception Manager, The Vineyard
  17. Kelly Patten, General Manager, The Greyhound on the Test
  18. Laura Scott, Restaurant Manager, Pennyhill Park
 We had a lot of fun getting to know each other and settling in to the programme. For the next year we will explore hotel management through a variety of lenses and experience a wide and varied range of hosting properties.      

For this block we focused on personal and professional development and became more closely connected to our own industry organisations so that they can support us, and we can support them  in line with career development. As a result of their own research and presentations, any one of the Sixy Ones can now talk you through the work and purpose of: The British Hospitality Association, The Institute of Hospitality, People 1st, Springboard, Hospitality Action and The Master Innholders - including knowing who St. Julian was and why he is our Patron Saint!

It wasn't all hard work though and we had time to sample various gins before sitting down to a fabulously crafted dinner with wine pairings in the evening.

The next block is at the Novotel in Hammersmith in May, generously hosted by Michael Sloan and his team.          

I hope the Sixy Ones are looking forward to it as much as I am!      


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