Red Carnation founder joins British Travel & Hospitality Hall of Fame

George Sell By George Sell
01 May 2019 | Updated 01 May 2019

UK: Beatrice Tollman, president and founder of Red Carnation Hotel Collection, has been inducted in to the British Travel & Hospitality Hall of Fame.

She was honoured at a dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel on Park Lane in London.
In a career spanning more than 60 years, Tollman has built a collection of boutique hotels in the UK, Ireland, Geneva, Florida and South Africa. The collection includes Ashford Castle in the west of Ireland (voted Best Hotel in World by Virtuoso), the Oyster Box Hotel in South Africa (the Best Hotel in South Africa according to TripAdvisor's Travellers Choice), London's Hotel 41 (the UK's number one hotel also according to TripAdvisor's Travellers Choice) and the newly five-star rated Rubens at the Palace overlooking the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace. In 2018 the collection was recognised by Travel & Leisure as the number two hotel brand in the world.
Her service ethos - "no request is too large, no detail is too small" - is credited for Red Carnation Hotels' numerous awards and accolades, and as the reason that the properties are amongst the top rated hotels on TripAdvisor.
Each year, the British Travel & Hospitality Hall of Fame event honours the highest achievers in travel, hospitality, tourism and leisure, each having led their businesses to remarkable success while inspiring and shaping the industry as a whole.
Receiving the award, Tollman said: "This wonderful award means the world to me, it's quite overwhelming and I'm so appreciative of the kind words. The hotel industry is very competitive and you can only be a success if you've got your staff and teams working with enthusiasm and passion, and I do try to inspire them and show that I am always there to help them in any way I can. Thank you to everyone, and in particular my husband, with whom I started on this journey together over 60 years ago. He is as passionate about this business as I am, and is my constant inspiration and guide."

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