The CEO of the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS), Mr. Guy Bentley, has been recognized at the 2015 HM Awards for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence. Mr. Bentley received the inaugural Ashley Spencer Service to the Industry Award for his advocacy and upholding of industry standards. The award was a fitting farewell for Mr. Bentley, who will soon depart for Switzerland to transfer to his new role as CEO at Glion Institute of Higher Education, a sister school of BMIHMS. Both institutes are part of the Laureate Hospitality Education network.
Mr. Bentley said it was an honor to have been acknowledged by an industry he is so passionate about. “Receiving this award is truly very humbling. I have been a lifelong advocate for the hospitality industry and it is a thrill to be recognized by the industry for the work I have done at BMIHMS over the last 11 years.
“It is with mixed emotions that I will soon bid farewell to BMIHMS, but I am excited to impart my knowledge and industry experience at our sister school Glion and continue to help the next generation of industry professionals achieve their full potential,” he said.
BMIHMS General Manager, Jerome Casteigt, said: “This award was a really wonderful way for Mr. Bentley to wrap up a brilliant career at BMIHMS. In his 11 years with us, Guy has achieved more than many could expect to achieve in a lifetime, and we wish him nothing but the best as he moves into a very exciting phase of his career.
“His hard work and passion for BMIHMS and for the industry leaves a legacy that will be hard to emulate – but I am looking forward to continuing to strengthen Blue Mountains’ reputation as the number one Hotel Management School in Australia and Asia-Pacific.”
Hosted by television personality, Lisa Wilkinson, the HM Awards have, for the 13th time, recognized the accommodation industry’s finest staff, properties, brands and chains across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.
BMIHMS alumnus and now Ibis Adelaide General Manager, Nathan Frost, was also recognized on the night with the Best Economy Hotel Award. Several other BMIHMS alumni were also nominated for awards across a variety of categories.
This article has been translated into English to be shared on the Laureate International Universities website.