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
Guests arrive at Rosewood London through an archway that opens into a grand Edwardian courtyard, in a little oasis of tranquillity unique among London luxury hotels. It is the perfect start to a memorable stay in a timeless heritage hotel, set just steps from Covent Garden.
The air-conditioned rooms each have classic décor and a luxurious marble bathroom. Each room includes an iPod/iPhone docking station, a 46-inch flat-screen TV, a cordless telephone, a Nespresso coffee machine, a minibar and a dining area.
The striking Mirror Room restaurant and intimate bar provide a variety of dining options. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, and serves afternoon tea, while the bar serves a variety of cocktails, alongside a wide-ranging wine list. In-room dining is also available to guests.... read more
It just recently opened their doors on High Holborn, offering a place for people to sleep, eat, work and play every single day. The Hoxton, Holborn is equipped with 174 bedrooms that come in four different categories; from Shoebox being the smallest and Roomy being the biggest room. There’s Hubbard & Bell, their main restaurant and bar, Chicken Shop in the basement, Cheeky salon and Holborn Grind. Oh and then there’s The Apartment, our meetings and events space for bashing heads or throwing parties…
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 Le Meridien Piccadilly who were kind enough to host our latest Canape Reception and ...more
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