Hospitality Head wins 2019 Scottish Hotel Grand Award

Gordon McIntyre, Associate Dean for Hospitality & Tourism at City of Glasgow College, has been awarded a Fellowship for his outstanding contribution to the Scottish hotel, hospitality and tourism industry.

The talented educator has worked at the college for almost 30 years. In that time he has helped shape the talent which the Scottish hospitality industry relies on.

Paul Little, Principal and Chief Executive at City of Glasgow College, said:

“It is unusual for someone in education to receive this particular industry accolade and it deservedly endorses all Gordon’s hard work, enthusiasm and commitment. He embodies the spirit of the hospitality industry and is a genuine ambassador for the sector, passing on his considerable knowledge and expertise to several generations of students.”

Last year Gordon was awarded the HIT Scotland Industry award for his commitment to the sector – again the first time such an award has been presented to an educator – and he is currently a shortlisted finalist in the 2019 Catey Awards. He said:

“I was not expecting this at all but am delighted to be recognised with such a prestigious award. It is, of course, a personal honour for me but it is also a tribute to the great team I work with, and a reflection on the talented young people we have the privilege of teaching at the college.”

Gordon’s ambitions for the industry have seen him create Glasgow Welcomes, a city-wide tourism service initiative and, most recently, Hospitality Health, a charity dedicated to helping those working in the industry.

The annual Scottish Hotel Awards took place at the Crowne Plaza Glasgow on 28 April where over 450 guests celebrated the accomplishments of Scotland’s best hotels and hospitality professionals.

This year’s winners were selected after a twelve-month research process and are a true reflection of Scotland’s thriving and ever-growing hospitality industry.

The evening concluded with the Grand Awards - the Creme de la Creme of the Scottish Hospitality Industry - which included the Fellowship for Contribution to the Scottish Hospitality Industry presented to Gordon.