Harry Murray, Chairman
Harry Murray MBE MI FIH was appointed Managing Director of Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa in 1997 with the vision of making the hotel the best country house hotel in the UK. He was appointed Chairman of this Relais & Chateaux property in 2010.
Harry has managed luxury hotels for more than 50 years and during his long and distinguished career has chaired and sat on numerous industry committees. He is often described as the consummate hotelier because of his attention to detail & passion for hotel-keeping. He has helped to develop some of the leading hoteliers in the UK and around the world and continues to mentor many others.
Harry was honoured with an MBE in 2006 for his services to the Hospitality Industry. His other accolades include: UK Hotelier of the Year 1986, UK RAC Hotelier of the Year 2004, Catey Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008, AA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013, and an Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award in 2016 from South West Tourist Board. In 2019, Harry was the recipient of an Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University of Essex, an honour afforded to people who have achieved remarkable things in their careers.
Harry became a Master Innholder in 1982 and was Chairman in 1986 and is a Freeman of the City of London, in 2008 he was invited to join the Worshipful Company of Innkeepers. In 2017 Harry was elected President of HOSPA the Association that helps hospitality Finance, Revenue Management, and IT professionals develop their careers.