The shortlist has now been announced for the 17th Manchester Hoteliers’ Association Annual Ball and Awards.
More than 500 people from the region’s hospitality industry are expected to gather at the event at The Vermillion in Manchester on 1st April.
Nine prestigious awards will be given out on the night.
Among those shortlisted are Katie Forrest, Dakota Hotel Manchester, Dennis Pisarenco, Hotel Brooklyn, Sev Zielinski, City Suites Manchester who will contest the Rising Star Award.
Nominated in the Outstanding Contribution category are Gary Neville, GG Hospitality, Matt Townley, Dakota Hotel, Paul Sutton, The Midland Hotel and Mark Wakefield, Best Western Cresta Court Hotel.
Adrian Ellis, Chair of The Manchester Hoteliers Association said: “We are delighted to have revealed this year’s shortlist after a very high calibre of entries were submitted. We are aiming to raise as much money as possible for fantastic causes including Hospitality Action, Mustard Tree, Wood Street Mission and MIND Manchester.
“I’d like to wish all nominees the very best of luck on the night of our 17th Annual Ball.”
Partners of the event include MINT, The Caterer, Vision Events, Manchester Met University, Expedia, Matthew Clarke, Stephensons, Adam’s Patisserie, The Vermillion, Brakes, R&D Management and Polka Dot Design & Print.
The Manchester Hoteliers’ Association (MHA) is a non-profit organisation of the key hotels within the city centre and the Greater Manchester area. It is chaired and managed by the hotel General Managers and the MHA is dedicated to promoting and developing the hospitality and tourism industry in Manchester.
BACK OF HOUSE CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD
Chloe Schofield, Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre
Julie Rogers, The Lowry Hotel
Lorena Azorin, Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre
Sam Whincup, Marriott V&A
Tom Ince, Kimpton Clocktower
BRIGHT IDEA AWARD
Adam Reid, The Midland Hotel
INNSIDE Live, Innside Hotel
ROBBY1844, Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre
Team Hotel Brooklyn, Hotel Brooklyn
The Lockdown Team, The Lowry Hotel
CHEF OF THE YEAR AWARD
Ben Smith, Dakota Hotel
Bradley Thorpe, The Midland Hotel
FRONT OF HOUSE CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD
Giada Zanoni, Park Inn by Radisson Manchester
Kostadin Dimitrov, Hotel Brooklyn
Mike Conroy, Clayton Hotel Manchester Airport
Sally Kinsella, Kimpton Clocktower
MENTOR OF THE YEAR
AJ Ross-Jones, Best Western Cresta Court Hotel
Paul Terzon, Crowne Plaza Manchester Airport
Sam Karle, Dakota Hotel
Gary Neville, GG Hospitality
Mark Wakefield, Best Western Cresta Court Hotel
Matt Townley, Dakota Hotel
Paul Sutton, The Midland Hotel
Katie Forrest, Dakota Hotel
Dennis Pisarenco, Hotel Brooklyn Manchester
Sev Zielinski, City Suites Manchester
TOP TEAM OF THE YEAR
Core Team, Hyatt Hotels Manchester
Dakota Hotel Manchester
F&B Team, Hilton Manchester Deansgate
Housekeeping Team, Marriott V&A
Lockdown Team, The Lowry Hotel
Chris Bullock, Stay City Apart Hotel
Eleanor Bristow, The Midland Hotel
Gaurav Arora, Hilton Manchester Deansgate
Marie Jackson, Marriott V&A
Nichola Wood, Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre