Hospitality & Tourism

Apex Hotels CEO honoured with HIT industry award

Apex Hotels CEO honoured with HIT industry award

Angela Vickers

Apex Hotels CEO Angela Vickers has been awarded the prestigious HIT Industry Award at the Hospitality Industry Trust (HIT) Scotland’s annual industry dinner.

This year’s event, which celebrated HIT Scotland’s 30th anniversary, brought together hospitality experts and influential figures to honour outstanding contributions to the industry.

The HIT Industry Award is a distinguished accolade that recognises individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the hospitality sector. Ms Vickers, with her extensive 28-year career, has been a driving force in the industry, demonstrating leadership, innovation, and dedication.

Beginning with the likes of Stakis and Hilton Hotels, Ms Vickers is a hospitality veteran. Holding a Masters degree in Hospitality Leadership, she has successfully overseen the revitalisation of the family-owned Apex Hotel group since joining in 2004.

Under Ms Vickers’ stewardship, Apex Hotels has flourished, expanding its footprint and enhancing its reputation for delivering exceptional guest experiences.

Ms Vickers expressed her gratitude upon receiving the award: “I am deeply honoured to receive the HIT Industry Award. This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire Apex Hotels team.

“It is a privilege to be part of an industry that is constantly evolving and to contribute to its growth and success. I am excited about the future and remain committed to driving excellence in all that we do.”

A second award on the night was given to James McGuire, commercial manager at Coca Coca Europacific Partners. The Future Leader Award is an accolade awarded to a professional who has displayed immense commitment to the industry and marked as ‘one to watch’ for the future.

David Cochrane, HIT Scotland’s chief executive, said: “The HIT Industry Award and Future Leader Award are HIT Scotland’s most prestigious accolades, celebrating the industry’s brightest and most committed talent.

“This year, the calibre of nominations was truly outstanding – which is an excellent reflection on the state of the industry and the people who work tirelessly to make it better.

“Our 2024 winners were highly deserving of their award, displaying the values, commitment and dedication that continues to raise the standards for the hospitality industry.

“Congratulations again Angela and James!”