Just look at this image for a moment. It represents 450 of the top hotel General Managers in Britain gathered for a very special two-day conference organised by the Master Innholders, which took place at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms on Jan 15th & 16th.
I had the pleasure to act as MC on the first day, which ended with a superb talk from motivational speaker, Nigel Risner. My friend Jeremy Rata hosted the second day which closed with Olympic gold medallist Crista Cullen and there were plenty of sessions covering issues of interest or concern to the modern hotelier, although as always it was the networking over coffee and drinks later that really mattered most to the delegates. That is because running a hotel, or any other business, can be a lonely task and it is rare to get the chance to mix with literally hundreds of like-minded people facing similar challenges and joys.
I wouldn’t miss it for anything.