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World's Best Receptionist

Every year, the AICR UK hosts a competition with a chance to become the World's Best Receptionist. Hoteliers can nominate their best team members to battle in this competition and show off their true hospitality skills. The winner will be sent to a worldwide destination for a final round and perhaps be awarded the coveted World's Best Receptionist title!

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The Receptionist of the Year competition consists of various stages where your skills will be judged by industry experts against other Hotel Receptionists from all over the UK. The winner will then go on to represent the country at an international level during the congress in Côte d’Azur in February 2024 to compete for the David Campbell trophy. 

The Details

The AICR UK Receptionist of the year 2023 will receive

  • One week of cross training at a UK 4* or 5* Hotel of your choice (subject to that property’s availability)

  • Entry to the international competition, with flights and accommodation paid for

  • A year’s complimentary membership of AICR UK and the Institute of Hospitality

  • A year’s mentoring with one of our dedicated AICR UK Mentors



  • Closing date for entries is 5pm on Friday 15th September 2023.
    **Deadline has now been extended until Friday 22nd of September**

  • Semi-finalists will be announced on Monday 9th October 2023.

  • Semi-finals will take place Monday the 23rd of October 2023. 

  • Final stage and UK Receptionist of the year award ceremony to be held on Monday the 20th November 2023 at a Central London hotel.

  • The winner will go on to compete internationally at the AICR International congress in Côte d’Azur in February 2024.

Entries for 2023 are now CLOSED. 

Next years competition details will be shared Summer 2024.

World's Best Receptionist 2022 - Qatar

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