Beatrice Tollman Named “Leading Legend 2016”

Mrs. Beatrice Tollman and her with her golden dachshund Honey

Mrs. Beatrice Tollman, president and founder of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, was named The Leading Hotels of the World’s “Leading Legend 2016.” The “Leading Legend” award honours individual hoteliers who have made meaningful contributions to the preservation and advancement of independent luxury hotels and Tollman was selected by an acclaimed panel of judges including Peter Lederer, the former chairman of Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland. The award will be presented during a gala dinner as part of The Leading Hotels’ annual conference in Buenos Aires later this month.

Tollman’s acknowledgement as the “Leading Legend” comes just a few months after receiving a “Lifetime Achievement Award” in July at the Catey Awards 2016. It is the latest in a string of accolades for Red Carnation Hotels, including the Sunday Times’ “Best Companies to Work for 2016” (listed third, and featured in the top 10 for the third consecutive year), “Best International Hotel Group 2016” (Travel Media Europe), and the recipient of 29 awards in the 2016 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice™ awards across the Top Hotels, Small Hotels, Luxury and Best Service categories.

With a career spanning six decades, Tollman has built an award-winning collection of 17 five- and four-star boutique hotels in London, Dorset, Guernsey, Ireland, Geneva, South Africa and Florida. She is actively involved in every aspect of the business from monitoring guest satisfaction, determining rates, cuisine, marketing, PR, and – most importantly – ensuring that every guest’s stay exceeds their expectations. Her approach to guest service is “No request too large, no detail too small” and this has earned Red Carnation Hotels its significant recognition. 

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