Patrick Burke becomes a member of the Master Innholders
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The award of membership of the Master Innholders is open to practising hoteliers who have demonstrated not only their innkeeping ability, but also their continuing support for improving standards within the industry. They are expected to have worked tirelessly to make a significant contribution to the work of industry organisations and training and education initiatives.
The Master Innholders was formed in 1978 as the first step taken by the Worshipful Company of Innholders towards renewing its old links with innkeeping. In common with many other City Livery Companies it had few links with the modern day industry.
With the ongoing support of the Worshipful Company of Innholders and the Institute of Hospitality, the Master Innholders have slowly grown in number and have increased their influence and charitable activities within the hotel industry. Today they number 75 prominent hoteliers including the General Managers of every five star hotel on London’s Park Lane.
Membership of the Master Innholders is a lifetime award and along with the exceptional honour of being granted The Freedom of the City of London its members are also elevated to Fellowship of the Institute of Hospitality. Following his presentation to the Court of the Worshipful Company of Innholders at the Innholders Hall on Tuesday 7 June, Mr Burke will attend an inauguration ceremony at the Guildhall on Friday 9th September and receive a solid silver Master Innholders neck medallion which must be worn at all official functions in the City of London.
Commenting on this significant achievement Patrick Burke said “I am deeply honoured to have been accepted as a member of the Master Innholders and delighted to have become a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality. I look forward to playing a part in the work that is being done to raise standards within the industry as a whole and at the same time I believe that I can exert real influence by promoting the work of the Master Innholders within the Channel Islands.”