Beatrice (Bea) Tollman, president and founder of the family-run, award-winning boutique Red Carnation Hotel Collection, was inducted into the British Travel & Hospitality Hall of Fame this week at a dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel on Park Lane in London.
Bea Tollman has formed a collection of international five- and four-star boutique hotels in the UK, Ireland, Geneva, Florida and South Africa from her career stretching over 60 years.
Properties in the collection include 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 Travelers Choice), London’s Hotel 41 (the UK’s number one hotel also according to TripAdvisor’s Travelers Choice) and the five-star rated Rubens at the Palace overlooking the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace. In 2018 the collection was recognized by Travel & Leisure as the number two hotel brand in the world.
Bea Tollman’s accolades include the European Hospitality Awards Hotelier of the Year, a Catey Lifetime Achievement Award and The Leading Hotels of the World’s Leading Legend award.
Her service ethos – “no request is too large, no detail is too small” – is credited for Red Carnation Hotels’ awards and accolades, and as the reason that the properties are among the top-rated hotels on TripAdvisor.
Each year, the British Travel & Hospitality Hall of Fame event commends the top players in travel, hospitality, tourism and leisure, each having led their businesses to success while influencing the travel industry as a whole.
Bea Tollman joins industry leaders including Sir Richard Branson; Raymond Blanc; Thomas Cook; the Co-founder of TripAdvisor, Stephen Kaufer; and Tollman's husband, Stanley Tollman, Chairman of The Travel Corporation’s family of award-winning brands, who was himself inducted in to the Hall of Fame in 2015.
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