The Jury


Stefan Gates
Author & Producer
Presenter & Writer BBC2 Food Channel
Gourmand World Cookbook Award

David Collins
Internationally Acclaimed Designer & Architect

Rosemary Barron
International Association of Culinary Professionals

Hendrik teNeues
teNeues Publishing Company
Cool Hotels, Cool Restaurants, Luxury Hotels, Beach Hotels, Hotel Pools, Spa & Wellness Hotels, Affordable Hotels, Ecological Hotels, City Highlights, Fashion Hotels

Lynne McNees
International Spa Association

Pearl Brewer, Ph.D
Professor & Director of Graduate Studies
Hotel Management Department
University of Nevada Las Vegas

Scott D. Berman
U.S. Advisory Leader
Hospitality & Leisure Consulting Group
PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P.

Julia Barnes
Senior Account Executive
The Brandman Agency

Paulo Villoresi
Italian Culinary Institute, NY
Italian Cooking & Living, Cibo
Host, Italian Cooking & Living TV

Sophie Michell
Award-Winning Chef as seen on UKTV Food Network,
Taste Tv, Sky One, UK Channel 4 Fit Farm,
Featured in Vogue, Marie Claire, OK!, The Times,
The Mirror, Cosmopolitan, The Independent, Grazia,

The Telegraph

Julie Brosterman
Founder & CEO
Women & Wine

Stephen A. Mutkoski
Banfi Vintners Professor of Wine Education & Management
Cornell University School of Hotel Management
Wine Educator of the Year 2006, European Wine Council

Kazuo Iwamura
Board & Faculty Member
World Green Building Council
Environmental & Information Studies
Musashi Institute of Technology, Tokyo

Claus Sendlinger
CEO & President
Design Hotels AG

Henri Roelings
CEO & Founder

Olivier Oddos
Executive Chef
Le Cordon Bleu, Tokyo

Richard Phillips
Michelin Star Chef
Seen on UKTV Food Network
ITV 'Too Many Cooks'

Brian King, Ph.D
Head of School of Hospitality, Tourism & Marketing
Victoria University, Australia

Andrea Lita Rademan
Vice President & Culinary Division Director
International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association

Pancho Campo
Founder & President, The Wine Academy of Spain
Founder, Climate Change & Wine
Founder, Barcelona Wine Festival
Candidate to be first Spanish 'Master of Wine'

Frances Kiradjian
Travel Mole, North America

Chef Jason Krupper
Chef Instructor
Le Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts

Brenda Fields
Founder Fields & Company
Advisory Board Boutique Hotels & Resorts
Editorial Board National Hotel Executive
Board of Directors HSMAI, NY

Debbie Zachareas
Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant & Bar
San Francisco, CA

Nikos Skoulas
TRINITY International School of Tourism Management, Greece

Lannice Snyman
South Africa's Leading Food Personality
Regional Chairwoman The World's 50 Best Restaurants Publisher, Consultant & Restaurant Critic

Aurelia d'Andrea
Managing Editor
VegNews Magazine

Anthony Dias Blue
Owner & Editor-in-Chief
Patterson's The Tasting Panel Magazine
Former Wine & Spirits Editor of Bon Appétit
Contributor to Decanter, Robb Report, Celebrated Living

Bob Everingham
Everingham Associates
Hotel Development Consulting

Jane Segerberg
Vice President
JGL Spa Design & Consulting
Former 3x President ISPA Consultant, Lecturer & Author- Fox TV, National Public Radio, Web MD, New York Times, Allure, ABC,, Hotel Executive Magazine.

Tom Geniesse
Founder & Owner
Bottlerocket Wine & Spirit
Best Wine Specialty Store in NYC, Citysearch & Zagat

Jim Root
International Spa Association

Dave Acklin
Aqua Design International

Letitia Prinsloo
Founder & Principal
Institute of Culinary Arts, South Africa

Barrie Lynn
The Cheese Impresario
Contributor USA Today, Wine Spectator, Variety,
Hosted Tastings for the Oscars, Emmys & Golden Globes Celebrity Retreat

Kylie Fleming
Food & Wine Editor
Adelaide Matters
Messenger Newspapers, AU

Ashley Koff, R.D.
Dietitian & Nutritionist
Educator, Consultant & Speaker
CNN, Entertainment Tonight, Bravo, FitTV, Food & Wine,
Shape, Allure, Fitness, Journal of the American Dietetic Assoc.
2005-2007 City Search Best of LA's nutritionists/dietitians

Jon Mikulic
Architect/Design Consultant
Hoteliers International Corporation
Award-Winning Managment Company

Lex Parker
Lex Parker Design Consultants Ltd.

Sally Lee
Parenting Magazine

Carina Chatlani
Founder & Co-Chair
Spa & Wellness Association of India
President & CEO
BODY BISTRO Ayurvedic Apothecary

Patrick Goff
Founder & Editor

Kevin McElyea, P.E.
Aquatic Design Consultants, Inc.

Eric Stumpf
Proprietor & Founder
The Wine Consultant

Glenn Hasek
Founder & Editor-in-Chief
Green Lodging News

Julie Register
Founder & Editor
SpaQuality LLC

Ron Swidler
Senior Vice President
Getty Designs - Hosp. Design & Development Firm
Bonaller Hotels & Resorts

Leah Byrne

Anitra Brown
Expert Spa Author
Your Guide To Spas-

Tom Horwitz
Principal & Senior Vice President
FRCH Design Worldwide

Richard Drapkin
Top Los Angeles Restaurateur

Dr. Chilin Cheng, Ph.D
CEO, Taiwain Green Building Council
Board Member, World Green Building Council

Stephen Brockman
Deborah Berke & Partners Architects LLP

Nicole Benzakin
Chef & Owner
Nicole's Niche





The IRHA Advisory Board collaborates with International Hospitality Awards, Inc. in the creation of category review guides for each subcategory.

*The IRHA Advisory Board members have no voting privledges and are unaware of subcategory judging assignments. Any judges that appear to have specific conflicts of interest will review category submissions that fall in a different rate category (Value, Moderate or Luxury) than any connected affiliations.