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HOSPA 2017 announces International Leaders of the Year

The winners of the 2017 annual ‘Inspirational Leader Professionals of the Year Awards’ – for Hospitality Finance, Revenue Management and IT – were announced at the HOSPACE2017 Gala Awards Dinner by HOSPA on 2 November. Presentations of engraved crystal trophies were made to each of the award recipients at the Royal Lancaster London by the chairs of the HOSPA finance, revenue management and IT committees – David Nicolson, Ally Northfield and David Derbyshire respectively. They were assisted by the sponsors of each award: Stuart Collins, partner of BDO London; Warren Mandelbaum, sales director EMEA of IDeaS; and Andrew Evans, chief


Hospitality Career Development Scholarship winners named at HOSPA 2017

The winners of the 2017 ‘Hospitality Career Investment Development Scholarships’, sponsored by IDeaS, were announced at the HOSPACE2017 Gala Awards Dinner by HOSPA on 2 November. At the event, Pat Jones, manager of accounts, hospitality & real estate at Old Course Hotel St Andrews Golf Resort & Spa won a special HIT Scotland/HOSPA Scholarship – open to applicants from all levels and sectors of Scotland’s hospitality industry, offering learning experiences for career development. The 2017 HOSPA Career Investment Development Scholarship winners and their nominators were: Sofia Vallasciani, a BA (Hons) Hotel Management undergraduate at The Edge Hotel School, University of


The Sleep Event 2017 conference list announced

Sleep, Europe’s annual hotel design and development event, has announced its conferences for this year’s event, which takes place on 21-22 November at London’s Business Design Centre. This year’s sessions will debate the challenges and aspirations driving the industry and tap into the undercurrents shaping its’ future. Parisian interior architect Tristan Auer will kick off the conferences on the morning of day one with “Revival of a Myth”, where he will reveal his approach to returning storied, prestigious buildings to their former glory. The afternoon brings a second presentation, “Emotional Modernism”, during which NYC-based architect Jeffrey Beers will share his passion for evoking emotional responses through spatial design.


Scotland’s Balbirnie House Hotel scoops three international industry awards

The Balbirnie House Hotel in Fife was the recipient of three awards from Haute Grandeur Global Awards Scheme in a ceremony in Thailand on 27 October. The hotel received the titles of: 2017 Best Function Venue Hotel in Europe 2017 Best Romantic Hotel in Europe 2017 Best Destination Wedding Hotel in Europe The owners of the hotel – Nicholas and Gaynor Russell – attended the Haute Grandeur awards ceremony last year in Abu Dhabi, where they collected the 2016 award for ‘Europe’s Best Destination Wedding Retreat’. Nicholas Russell said: ‘It has been an incredible honour for my wife Gaynor and


Future of hotel technology displayed at inaugural Cvent CONNECT Europe

Hospitality and event technology trends was the main topic of discussion at the inaugural Cvent CONNECT Europe at the Pullman London St. Pancras on 17 and 18 October. More than 400 meetings, events, and hospitality professionals from across Europe and the UK attended where talks also included the customer best practices and case studies from Cvent customers on how to implement the right technology to eliminate manual tasks and drive return-on-investment (ROI). Attendees had the opportunity to experience the latest event and hospitality technology in the Innovation Pavilion which featured the new Cvent Flex user experience, and Cvent Passkey and


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