Nominees Announced for the 2024 Hospitality Awards

128 nominations have flooded in for the 2024 Hospitality Awards, celebrating those who have demonstrated dedication and achievement over the past 12 months. Nominations for 2024 have trumped previous years with an extra 39 nominations from last year and some people receiving multiple nominations.

Members of the Southampton Region Hoteliers Association nominated staff, colleagues and managers who they see as their champions of hospitality. It is now down to each of the category sponsors to narrow down the nominees to their final three, before choosing their overall winner to be announced at an awards ceremony on 23rd February 2024.

Nominees for each of the categories are:

 

Outstanding Achievement of the Year Award – sponsored by Headline Sponsor, Radio Taxis

  • Ana Spiteri – HarBar – Southampton Harbour Hotel

  • Angelique Seller – Solent Hotel and Spa

  • Elaine Stockton – Meon Valley Hotel & Country Club

  • Iwona Kowalczyk – Novotel southampton

  • Jeff Foster – Holiday Inn Southampton

  • Leanne Clement – Meon Valley Hotel & Country Club

  • Maia Langham – Hilton at the Ageas Bowl

  • Mario Martinisi – New Place Hotel

  • Nassim Bouzeggane – Best Western Chilworth Manor Hotel

  • Twinslee Fernnades – Ibis Southampton

  • Van Nikoloudakos – The Dolphin Hotel

 

Operational Excellence of the Year Award – sponsored by HSG

  • Adhere Warriar – The Star Hotel

  • Alex McCann – New Place Hotel

  • Grace Welton – Holiday Inn Fareham-Solent

  • James Hulme – Novotel Southampton

  • Jerry Dube – Rhinefield House

  • Marty Northover – Novotel Southampton

  • Mike Graaff – The Dolphin Hotel

  • Operations Team at Leonardo Hotel Southampton

  • Paula Simpson – Solent Hotel & Spa

 

Chef of the Year Award – sponsored by Chefs and Events Staffing

  • George Allman – FYR Restaurant & Grill at Solent Hotel and Spa

  • James Bancroft – Novotel & ibis Southampton

  • James Verity – Rhinefield House Hotel

  • Jamie Holmes – Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton

  • Marek Hudak – Leonardo Hotel Southampton

  • Michael Bendall – Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton

  • Tim Smith – Tim Smith

Top Team of the Year Award – sponsored by Harvest Fine Foods

  • C&B Team – Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton

  • Commercial Team – Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton

  • Eforea Spa Team – Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton

  • F&B team – New Place Hotel

  • Front of house food and beverage Team – Holiday Inn, Fareham- Solent

  • Grounds Team – Solent Hotel and Spa

  • Holiday Inn Eastleigh Team

  • Kitchen Team – Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton

  • Maintenance Team – Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton

  • Maintenance Team – Leonardo Hotel Southampton

  • Moxy Southampton Crew

  • Nicole & Emma Sales & Events Team – Meon Valley Hotel & Country Club

  • Sales and Revenue Team – Rhinefield House

  • Sales Team – Best Western Chilworth Manor

  • Southampton Harbour Hotel Front Office Team

  • The Whole Team at room2 Southampton

Community Award – sponsored by SWJ Events

  • Hotel – New Place Hotel

  • Hotel – Novotel Southampton

  • Hotel – room2 Southampton

  • Hotel – Southampton Harbour Hotel

  • Individual – Charlotte Gibson from Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton

  • Individual – Leigh-Anne Winter from The Dolphin Hotel

 

Manager of the Year Award – sponsored by Fire Hospitality

  • Anjali Mascarenhas – Novotel Southampton

  • Bryony Pragnell – New Place Hotel

  • Caroline Chavez-Munoz – Southampton Harbour Hotel

  • Emily Houghton – Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton

  • Emma Cadman – Meon Valley Hotel & Country Club

  • Hannah Ramplee – Best Western Chilworth Manor

  • Iwona Kowalczyk – Novotel Southampton

  • Lauren Whitehouse – Meon Valley Hotel Southampton

  • Lorna Chatterley – DoubleTree by Hilton Southampton

  • Macklain Fernandes – Leonardo Hotel Southampton

  • Madara Bake – The Dolphin Hotel

  • Mark Page – Holiday Inn Eastleigh

  • Monika Jagielska – Novotel/ibis Southampton

  • Norman Cardoso – Holiday Inn Southampton

  • Patina Farnham – Novotel/ibis Southampton

  • Samuel Beynon – Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton

  • Susan Miles – Meon Valley Hotel Southampton

  • Terezie Chladilova – Leonardo Hotel Southampton

Lifetime Achievement Award – sponsored by Brakes

  • Caroline Porter – Potters Heron Hotel

  • Iwona Kowalczyk – Novotel southampton

  • Jon Eggett – Holiday Inn Eastleigh

  • Martin Rogers – Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton

  • Patina Farnham – Novotel and Ibis Southampton

  • Rachel Handley – New Place Hotel

  • Susan Lawlor – Best Western Chilworth Manor Hotel

Rising Star of the Year Award – sponsored by South Hampshire College Group

  • Adam Francis – The Dolphin Hotel

  • Aishwarya Reddy – Ibis Southampton

  • Alexandre Depraz – Leonardo Hotel Southampton

  • Alona Tooth – Southampton Harbour Hotel

  • Ana Beatriz Dos Santos Antonio- Ibis Southampton

  • Anjali Mascarenhas – Novotel/ ibis Southampton

  • Callum Wolfe – Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton

  • Carolynn Teixeira – Solent Hotel and Spa

  • Deborah Lamour – Rhinefield House

  • Dillon Mason – New Place Hotel

  • Ella Saggers – Best Western Chilworth Manor Hotel

  • Faye Graham – Ibis Southampton

  • Hayley Moreton Jones – Holiday Inn Eastleigh

  • Jake Raine – Holiday Inn Eastleigh

  • Joshua James – Ibis Southampton

  • Laura Toth – Novotel/ ibis Southampton

  • Laura Toth – Novotel Southampton

  • Laura Wynter – DoubleTree by Hilton Southampton

  • Liberty Amos – Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton

  • Mateusz Kania – Novotel/ ibis Southampton

  • Maya Westwell – Solent Hotel and Spa

  • Molly Shorland – Holiday Inn Eastleigh

  • Morita Venzen – Leonardo Hotel Southampton

  • Phoebe Holm – Best Western Chilworth Manor Hotel

  • Sudarat Pokpong – Solent Hotel and Spa

  • Susan Wilkie – Solent Hotel & Spa

  • Zachary Robinson – Ibis southampton

 

Sales and Revenue of the Year Award – sponsored by The Marketing Collective

  • Angela Lawrence – DoubleTree by Hilton Southampton

  • Chelsea Kofie – Hilton At The Ageas Bowl

  • Emma Smith – Holiday Inn Southampton

  • Ewa Tylska – The Dolphin Hotel

  • Holiday Inn Fareham Sales & Revenue Team

  • Jacinta Martin – New Place Hotel

  • Laura Sayburn – Holiday Inn Southampton

  • Marta Sehgal – Novotel/ibis Southampton

  • Revenue, Reservation, Sales and Marketing Team – Holiday Inn Southampton-Eastleigh

  • Sales Team Novotel and Ibis Southampton

  • Stephanie Lewis – Moxy Southampton

  • Zoe Geraghty – Solent Hotel & Spa

Morgan O’Kennedy, Chair of the Southampton Region Hoteliers Association said “It’s an exhilarating time for the Southampton hospitality scene as nominations flooded in for the upcoming awards ceremony! With an incredible 128 nominations spanning various categories, the industry is ablaze with enthusiasm and recognition for excellent achievements.

We are thrilled to witness the remarkable engagement from hoteliers, acknowledging the unwavering dedication and effort put forth by their exceptional teams. Their commitment to excellence sets the stage for a phenomenal 2024 ahead, promising a year filled with unparalleled hospitality experiences.”

Finalists will be announced in December and the winners declared at the Awards ceremony at the end of February.

“The upcoming awards ceremony is not just a celebration but a testament to the foundation upon which Southampton’s hospitality will thrive. It’s a tribute to the passion, innovation, and tireless dedication within the industry.”