Having worked across three continents and over ten countries, Michael can truly be referred to as an International hotelier and has been responsible for being a real ambassador in growing Hilton’s reputation around the world.
After graduating from university, Michael joined Hilton over 40 years ago. More recently, he has been General Manager of the Langham Hilton and thereafter Managing Director at The Savoy before rejoining Hilton on Park Lane some 13 years ago.
He has overseen extensive refurbishment works and has launched a number of new restaurants and bar operations, working with celebrity chefs, including Gordon Ramsey, Marcus Wareing, Chris Galvin to name just a few. Michael played a pivotal role within the bid Committee in seeing London’s nomination to host the Olympic Games in 2012 and was awarded host headquarter hotel for the IOC throughout the games period. He has received several awards, including; General Manager of the Year; Recipient of a Catey; Best Business Hotel in the UK, for five consecutive years in Business Traveller Magazine, and the list goes on.
Michael is also a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality and a Master Innholder and has an honorary doctorate from Thames Valley University. Most importantly, Michael received Surrey University’s Vice Chancellor Alumni Award in 2012 in recognition of his exceptional contribution to Society and the role of hospitality in the UK.
In writing Michael’s legacy, he has seen many dozens of colleagues work alongside him and he has supported their development to senior leaders and General Manager’s in our company all over the world. They consider him an ideal example of the consummate hotelier and a fine leader. In addition he continues to mentor many aspiring hoteliers and also supports the Master Innholders Mentorship Programme.