Portrait Sculpt of Hotelier David Morgan Hewitt by Renowned British Sculptor Michael James Talbot

Michael James Talbot and David Morgan Hewitt

David Morgan Hewitt

David Morgan Hewitt portrait bust in clay before casting in bronze

David Morgan Hewitt has been a fascinating sitting for Michael James Talbot, who has been sculpting his portrait as part of his project, Faces That Have Shaped London.

A compelling conversationalist, David Morgan-Hewitt studied History at Durham, and started his career working in restaurants before being employed at The Goring Hotel as Restaurant Manager twenty years ago.  He was later promoted to the role of Food and Beverage Manager, and was made Deputy General Manager in 1993. David became General Manager in 2000 before finally taking the role of Managing Director in 2006.

The Goring Hotel is famous for many things, including being one of London’s oldest family run hotels. It also has many connections with the Royal Family, having been the Queen Mother’s favourite, and the choice of venue for the Duchess of Cambridge the night before her wedding to Prince William.

David has been instrumental in the hotel’s success, having helped to win many awards such as: Top Hotel in Europe for Travel & Leisure Magazine (2010), Top London Afternoon Tea Award by the UK Tea Guild and has been granted a Royal Warrant for Hospitality Services by Her Majesty The Queen.

Away from the hotel, David is actively involved in supporting the hospitality industry and various professional organisations, including roles as the Chairman of the London Food and Beverage Association, President of The Reunion des Gastronomes and Chairman of St Julian’s Scholars. David is also a Master Innholder and Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality, and was one of the first people to receive a scholarship by the Worshipful Company of Innholders.

Most recently, David won the prestigious accolade of Manager of The Year at the Cateys 2010, 2015 Luxury Travel Advisor’s Awards of Excellence, Outstanding Contribution Award 2017 at the Hotel Catey Awards and became the chairman of Master Innholders – a leading force within the hotel industry, publicly recognised as a standard bearer for the industry offering career-changing training and support.

A keen lover and supporter of the ballet, David also heads fundraising activities for the National Ballet.

Calken’s resident artist, Michael James Talbot, is renowned for his fine detail bronze sculpture and has many portrait busts in his portfolio. He is available for commissions by contacting info@calkengallery.com or via our contact page.

The Goring Hotel is London’s last remaining family-owned luxury hotel and is truly worth a visit for an overnight stay, signature cocktail or afternoon tea. Their incredible team can be reached on their contact form.