Dorchester Collection’s CEO, Christopher Cowdry, is going to be conferred the Lifetime Achievement award during this year’s European Hospitality Awards being held on 1st November in London.
Presently in its 4th year, this high-status award acknowledges an individual for service to hotel society as well as their organization of operation and is bestowed by a board of judges obtained from the hotel sector.
Christopher Cowdry has served as Chief Executive Officer of a hotel management corporation based in London called Dorchester Collection, from November 2007. An inhabitant as well as Columbia Business School Executive Program graduate, Cowdry has more than 30 years of vast worldwide experience in the hospitality management on 4 continents. Former responsibilities comprise of General Manager of The Dorchester, M.D of Claridge’s, London, and also General Manager of Al Bustan Palace Hotel, Oman. Cowrdy is a Fellow of Hotel Catering Institute Management Association, a holder of Masters Degree, honorary Professor from Thames Valley University as well as former chairman of British Hospitality.
Giving remarks about the award, Phil Foster, Editor of Hotel Management International as well as Chair of judging board for European Hospitality Awards, said: “Over the course of more than three decades in the hospitality sector, Christopher Cowdry has become universally acclaimed as an outstanding hotelier and business leader. His achievements of expanding and establishing Dorchester Collection as an exceptional luxury brand were preceded by a terrific front-of-house career, an increasingly rare career trajectory for CEOs of international hotel groups. The success Christopher has enjoyed creating a group founded upon service and uniqueness of experience is testament to an innate appreciation of what makes our industry tick.”
Phin also said that precisely, Christopher Cowdry personify several of the traits they were looking for to celebrate during the European Hospitality Awards-Ambition, originality, imagination as well as individualism. It is an actual delight to applaud Cowdry for duration of accomplishment.
Cowdry also said that he was truly pleased to be acknowledged with that award conferred to him by a board of well-regarded judges. He continued to say that they had pursued continuously and diligently their vision at Dorchester Collection so as to set up the definitive hotel administration corporation and he has been helped by a devoted team to make sure the focus stays on authentic guest engagement as well as their values of enthusiasm, personality, admiration, team work and innovation. A lot more information can be found on HawkPR referring to that.
Other prizes that are going to be rewarded during the European Hospitality event in November comprise of Green Hotel of the Year, Opening of the Year, International Hotel of the Year, Best Hotel Suite, Best Use of Technology, Hotelier of the Year, Hotel Spa of the Year, Innovation in Service of the Year and finally, Best Hotel Restaurant.