The David Campbell Trophy

The late David Campbell became Chef de Reception at The Ritz Hotel, Paris, after gaining a wealth of International experience.

In memory of David and in acknowledgement of his dedication and passion to the industry, the International Receptionist of the Year Competition was formed, with a Trophy designed and sponsored by the Paris AICR section, to be presented each year.

Marcel Elbaz, Graham Bamford, Annie Boslem and the AICR International Committee members, worked together with the International College of Hotel Management in Adelaide, Australia, to establish the rules and format, launching the Competition in 1995. Jane Renton continued these efforts after Annie Boslem's departure two years later.

The Competition grows from strength to strength each year and has gained the respect of Hoteliers and Sponsors. It meets its objective as a training tool for the younger generation and the future AICR and the Hospitality Industry, with the emphasis on “Amicale”.

The roll of honour – the previous winners of the David Campbell Trophy

2015 in Singapore

Paula McMinn

The Savoy Hotel
London, UK
Gwendolyn Chia
2014 in Hamburg, Germany

Gwendolyn Chia

St. Regis
Singapore
Maud Pfluger
2013 in Rome, Italy

Maud Pfluger

Park Hyatt Vendôme
Paris, France
Olga Velceva
2012 in Prague, Czech Republic

Olga Velceva

Burj Al Arab
Dubai, UAE
Vanessa Kellerhals
2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand

Vanessa Kellerhals

The Dolder Grand
Zürich, Switzerland
François Lenne
2010 in Madrid, Spain

François Lenne

Hotel Le Meurice
Paris, France
Eve Stacey
2009 in Cannes, France

Eve Stacey

Hotel Intercontinental
Wellington, New Zealand
Markus Mormels
2008 in Dubai, UAE

Markus Mormels

Four Seasons Canary Wharf
London, UK
Karene Lim
2007 in Tallinn, Estonia

Karene Lim

Four Seasons Hotel
Singapore
Verena Fox
2006 in London, UK

Verena Fox

Four Seasons Hotel
Paris, France
Pavlina Hejdova
2005 in Basel, Switzerland

Pavlina Hejdova

Four Seasons Hotel
Prague, Czech Republic
Alexandra Edel
2004 in Paris, France

Alexandra Edel

Kempinski Le Mirador
Mont Pélérin, Switzerland
2003 in Berlin, Germany

Edmund Lim-Chong

The Oriental Hotel
Singapore
Aisha Ahmad
2002 in Brussels, Belgium

Aisha Ahmad

Four Seasons
Singapore
Janine Muhl
2001 in Rome, Italy

Janine Muhl

Four Seasons Hotel
Paris, France
Anika Dehne
2000 in Bologna, Italy

Anika Dehne

Claridge’s
London, UK
Vanessa Bourguard
1999 in Singapore

Vanessa Bourguard

Hôtel Beau Rivage Lausanne
Lausanne, Switzerland
Nathan Loga
1998 in Lausanne, Switzerland

Nathan Loga

Four Seasons
Singapore
1997 in Prague, Czech Republic

Dev Sharma

Widder Hotel
Zürich, Switzerland
Fiona Reisch
1996 in Vienna, Austria

Fiona Reisch

Intercontinental Hotel
Hamburg, Germany

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