Reasons to become a member

We’ve been helping to grow talent and accelerate professional development in the hospitality industry for almost 80 years.

The Institute works to unite professionals, promote best practice, enhance skills and raise the profile of the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry.

Our broad selection of exclusive management resources, influential publications and our network of regional branches all support professional advancement to ensure your present and future success.

Join us today to further your career, support industry professional standards and enjoy Continuing Professional Development (CPD) throughout your career.


What do I receive by becoming a member?

Professional recognition

All members are awarded a membership certificate and a personalised membership card featuring a unique number ID. Fellows, Members and Associates are eligible to use the following post-nominals respectively for their grade of membership – FIH, MIH or AIH. These are an industry-recognised acknowledgement of the level of professional experience achieved. 

Great Membership Benefits

The Institute of Hospitality provides a broad range of benefits and services for members

  • HQ magazine - Our well respected quarterly publication, available in print and digital formats is packed with relevant articles, news and hot industry topics (annual subscription cost is £46 for non-members).
  • Insight e-Newsletter - Our monthly newsletter including the latest industry developments, Institute's news, featured events, business partners guidance and much more.
  • Professional Recognition - AIH, MIH and FIH - Internationally acknowledged initials recognising members' professional achievements and status within the hospitality industry as Associates, Members and Fellows.
  • Knowledge Centre - An extensive and bespoke online collection full of hospitality resources including best practice management guides, e-Journals, hospitality articles, e-Books and audiobooks.
  • Information Helpline - A specialist helpline offering one-to-one advice on hospitality related enquiries - T +44(0)20 8661 4930 or

  • HR resources and support for members.
  • Webinars - A series of bi-weekly online presentations on a range of compelling industry topics providing practical advice for your business and designed to help you advance your business and career. (£10 each for non-members).
  • Online Training Modules - Covering a wide range of management and craft topics, they are designed to support you at every career stage.
  • Regional Networking Events - Featuring key speakers, our networking events highlight key industry topics and are designed for attendees to connect with other industry professionals.
  • Jobs Board - View current national and international hospitality job vacancies online and upload your professional profile.
  • Industry Events: Annual Dinner and Awards, Fellows' Dinner, Passion4Hospitality - As the professional body for hospitality managers, we are keen to celebrate our members' achievements throughout the year.
  • Business Partnerships - We work with carefully selected partners who share their expertise and best practice with members. These contributions help you stay current on topical industry issues and build your CPD.
  • Online CPD Tool - Helping you keep a record and manage your professional development.
  • Discounts Scheme - Great discounts for lifestyle and business services including travel, retail, insurance, cinema tickets, groceries and car hire.

What our members think

wendy-bartlett"The Institute provides me and my team with an excellent information resource and I would recommend membership to any individual or company looking to build their career or professionalism."

Wendy Bartlett FIH
Managing Director, Bartlett Mitchell 

"Being a member has afforded me a range of opportunities that without doubt have enhanced my professional development and career progression. From online resources to networking opportunities, CPD events and being part of the Mentor Me programme, the Institute provides a wide range of benefits that in my view are key for any manager or aspiring manager in the industry today."

Adam Rowledge FIH
General Manager, Georgian House

Assia-Riccio-Smith"The Institute has given me the opportunity to share my views and experiences with colleagues. It is a pleasure to be able to give something back and at the same time learn from inspirational leaders and best practices."

Assia Riccio-Smith MIH Learning and Development Manager, Dusit Thani 

Andrew-Main"The Fellows network enables me to connect across all sectors with industry colleagues who share a similar passion for all that is great about the world of hospitality, including most importantly,the development of our next generation of leaders."

Andrew Main FIH, CEO, Aramark 


Simrian"The Institute's ‘Passion 4 Hospitality' helped me get my first job and take my first step towards future career success.."

Simrian Kaur, Graduate Trainee Manager at Baxter Storey

Meet a member - Francisco Macedo MIH, General Manager, Bovey Castle

Meet a member - Mark Thewlis MIH, Operations Manager, Foxhills

Meet a member - Rachael Stevens AIH, Management Trainee, Elite Hotels