2024 Southampton Region Hospitality Awards


Celebrating the Champions of the Hospitality Industry in the Southampton Region


128 nominees – see the nominees

27 finalists – see the finalists
Winners to be announced –
23rd February 2024.

The Southampton Region Hoteliers Association Hospitality Awards, recognise the fantastic commitment that the champions of the hospitality industry provide, both behind the scenes and front of house. 


Nominees must work in a venue that is a member of the Southampton Region Hoteliers Association.


Sales & Revenue of the Year Award (individual or team) Sponsored by The Marketing Collective
The Sales and Revenue Award will recognise excellence in the field of revenue management in establishments over the last year and is open to individuals or a team.
– Emma Smith, Holiday Inn Southampton (individual)
– Revenue, Reservation, Sales and Marketing Team – Holiday Inn Eastleigh (team)
– Stephanie Lewis – Moxy Southampton (individual)

Rising Star of the Year Award (individual) Sponsored by South Hampshire College Group
The Rising Star will be someone who has shown exceptional promise and made a significant impact. They will be new to the sector and have stood out from the crowd during the last 12 months to make a real difference to the team and venue.
– Dillon Mason, New Place Hotel
– Jake Raine, Holiday Inn Eastleigh
– Molly Shorland, Holiday Inn Eastleigh

Chef of the Year Award (individual) Sponsored by Chefs and Events Staffing
The Chef of the Year Award seeks to identify the individual who most deserves to be recognised for their skills, achievements, self-discipline and potential at any stage in their career.
– James Verity, Rhinefield House Hotel
– Jamie Holmes, Hilton at the Ageas Bowl
– Marek Hudak, Leonardo Hotel Southampton

Community Award (establishment or individual) Sponsored by SWJ Events

The Community Award is open to an establishment that can demonstrate clear value to their community, or an individual that works within hospitality and through work or their own free time, gives back to the community within the last year.
– Charlotte Gibson, Hilton at the Ageas Bowl (individual)
– Leigh-Anne Winter, Dolphin Hotel (individual)
– room2 (hotel)

Operational Excellence of the Year (individual or team) Sponsored by HSG
The Operational Excellence Award is for those who have exhibited success in their operating environment through their individual or team contributions.
– Alex Mcann – New Place Hotel
– Jerry Dube – Rhinefield House Hotel
– Marty Northover – Novotel Southampton

Top Team of the Year Award (team) Sponsored by Harvest Fine Foods
Top Team of the Year Award aims to recognise any team within an establishment that delivers an exceptional guest experience whether that be working directly with guests or behind the scenes.
– Conference & Banqueting Team, Hilton at the Ageas Bowl
– Front of house food and beverage Team, Holiday Inn, Fareham- Solent
– The whole team at room2 Southampton

Manager of the Year (individual) Sponsored by Fire Hospitality
The Manager of the Year Award is open to GM’s and Managers of any department that have demonstrated exceptional achievement, consistent commitment and professional development.
– Macklain Fernandes, Leonardo Hotel Southampton
– Norman Cardoso, Holiday Inn Southampton
– Patina Farnham, Novotel/ ibis Southampton

Lifetime Achievement Award (individual) Sponsored by Brakes
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognises professionals within the hospitality industry who have committed their lives to a career in hospitality.
– Iwona Kowalczyk, Novotel/ Ibis Southampton
– Martin Rogers, Hilton at the Ageas Bowl
– Patina Farnham, Novotel/ Ibis Southampton

Outstanding Achievement Award (individual) Sponsored by Radio Taxis
The Outstanding Achievement Award, is open to all the unsung heroes, whether they work front of house or behind the scenes and have shown outstanding dedication, passion and results over the past year.
– Ana Spiteri, Southampton Harbour Hotel
– Jeff Foster, Holiday Inn Southampton
– Maia Langham, Hilton at the Ageas Bowl

Thank you to Headline Sponsor Radio Taxis

The awards are only possible due to the support and generosity of our headline sponsor, award category sponsors and on the night supporters. If you are a local business and would like to support the awards, now in its 5th year, please download the Sponsorship Pack to the right. 

Headline Sponsor 

The Awards proudly support FareShare who believe that no good food should go to waste.

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