Meet the Outstanding Contribution winner for The Brit List Awards 2023

One month prior to the hotel design community gathering for The Brit List Awards 2023, Hotel Designs has selected Michael Bonsor, Managing Director, Rosewood London as this year’s winner of the Outstanding Contribution to the Hospitality Industry. Editor Hamish Kilburn explains why…

Exterior of Rosewood London

Nestled in the heart of London – sheltered inside a 1914 Edwardian, Grade II-listed building – Rosewood London has offered a timeless blend of elegance and modern sophistication for 10 years, and counting.

A decade of hospitality later, Michael Bonsor who was promoted from Hotel Manager to Managing Director of Rosewood London in 2017, has earned a reputation for delivering unparalleled service, to the community as well as his guests, while creating exceptional guest experiences.

Michael Bonsor, Managing Director, Rosewod London

Image credit: Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

Bonsor, who is this year’s deserving winner of the Outstanding Contribution to the Hospitality Industry award from The Brit List Awards 2023, has a leadership style that is characterised through his pioneering hospitality initiatives. Concepts like the Scarfe Bar and the Macallan Manor House have kept the hotel at the forefront of desirable destinations in the capital.

The hotelier has consistently sought to elevate the standards of the hospitality industry, emphasising personalised service and attention to detail. His passion for hospitality and his ability to lead and inspire his team have made him a respected figure in the field.

Throughout his career, which includes four years as F&B Manager and then Hotel Operations Manager at Claridge’s and more than four years at Four Seasons Hotel New York, Bonsor has fostered a culture of excellence within every hotel he has worked in.

Giving back has always been a significant approach for Rosewood London. An example of this, among many other charitable initiatives, is the 10-year collaboration the hotel has had with its local Great Ormond Street Hospital, since the inception of Rosewood London. This long-standing campaign has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds, which has had a profound impact on the lives of so many children.

Rosewood London suite

Image credit: Adrian Houston

As Rosewood Hotels & Resorts prepares to double its London footprint, with the upcoming arrival of The Chancery Rosewood, Bonsor has certainly set and consistently raised the standards when it comes to creating an authentic sense of place, where the performance of luxury hospitality plays daily but is never quite the same.

Bonsor and his team will join the more than 500 designers, architects, hoteliers and suppliers at The Brit List Awards 2023.

How to attend the award ceremony of The Brit List Awards 2023

All designers, architects and hoteliers that have been shortlisted will receive an email asking them to confirm their complimentary ticket to attend the awards ceremony on November 1 at Circa Embankment.

Outside of the shortlist, designers, architects, hoteliers and developers can purchase tickets here. Suppliers, and anyone else wishing to attend, can click here to purchase their tickets.

Main image credit: Rosewood London

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