Welcome to the website for the United Kingdom section of the A.I.C.R., the association of Front Office Managers. The amicale internationale des sous-directeurs et chefs de reception des grand hotels was founded on the Cote d’Azur in France in 1964, and over the last 51 years has developed into an international fellowship with sections in many countries.
The United Kingdom section was founded in 1986, and has grown to become an exciting, active network for Front Office Management of all levels.
The Amicale was founded as a professional organisation, but the name was chosen to reflect the friendship that is built between our members. The aims of the AICR are to facilitate and strengthen the professional relationships between members and to promote and publicise the importance of their profession, developing the profile of the industry through training and development. Our membership constitutes an extensive source of contacts, offering invaluable networking opportunities whilst providing each other with support, information and advice.
Throughout the year events are organised for our members offering a wide range of opportunities to get together, to network, exchange our views and share our experiences. In addition to our AGM and International Congress past events have included skill development, information sharing, new hotel inspections, and product presentations. We have worked closely with colleges, universities, and Government organisations with initiatives to attract more young people into the industry and to develop their careers within Front Office. A key event in our annual calendar is the “Receptionist Of The Year Competition”.
Information about the Receptionist Of The Year Competition and our other forthcoming events can be found on these pages, together with past newsletters, ways to contact your committee and the full membership database.
As an existing member we hope that you will find your web-site a useful tool for keeping up to date and in touch.
If you would like to join the AICR UK please review the membership criteria and use the e-application – we look forward to welcoming you as part of the Amicale.
On behalf of the committee of the United Kingdom section, we are delighted you have visited this site. We hope you enjoy using the web-site and invite you to contact us with any information, ideas, or questions you have.
Please also take the time to visit our International site to see the activities of the AICR worldwide.
Oliver Milne - Watson
President AICR - UK Section
In London's West End, this 5-star luxury hotel is set in a beautifully preserved Victorian building. It boasts a luxurious on-site spa, spacious rooms, and an award-winning brasserie restaurant.
On the corner of Pall Mall and Waterloo Place, Sofitel London St James is a 15-minute walk from Buckingham Palace. Piccadilly Circus and Charing Cross Station are 5 minutes’ walk away. St James’s Park is just 350 yards from the hotel.
Each of the 183 elegant rooms and 18 suites boasts an iPod dock and LCD interactive TV. Bathrooms feature walk-in showers, bathrobes and slippers, and luxury toiletries. Some rooms include fantastic London views.
Sofitel’s So FIT gym is fully equipped and provides bottled water, fresh fruit, and toiletries. Guests can also make use of the gym’s own personal trainers. The Sofitel So SPA provides luxurious and innovative spa treatments over 3 floors with original historic features.
With its own entrance on Pall Mall, The Balcon brasserie serves French-British cuisine. The elegant Rose Lounge serves traditional afternoon teas, and the St James Bar offers cocktails and champagnes.... read more
It fills us with a lot of pride to announce that Paula McMinn (The Savoy Hotel, London) has won the International Receptionist of the Year 2015 competition held in Singapore.
Well done Paula!... read more
A big thank you to the Sunborn Yacht Hotel for hosting our last AICR UK evening event on Monday, 16th Novem ...more
On Thursday, 3rd September we were hosted by the Apex City of London for our monthly Canape Reception & ...more
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