We always get excited when Connoisseurs Scotland Hotels are recognised by the industry through awards. The last few months have been very important because a number of Connoisseurs Scotland Hotels have received some of the top awards in the industry. Amongst their competition were some of the very best hotels in the UK and in some cases, the world.
As well as awards, Connoisseurs Scotland Hotels have been in the list of recommended hotels by a number of well-known international publications as well. More and more both the Industry and Media professionals are recognising Scotland as an important international destination and luxury hotels in Scotland as examples of quality in high end hospitality.
To mention a few:
One of the latest awards was received by Inverlochy Castle Hotel at the Annual Condé Nast Johansens Award for Excellence. Inverlochy Castle has been awarded Best Destination Hotel, along renowned luxury hotels such as Coworth Park a member of the Dorchester Collection and Limewood Hotel, both in England.
Stobo Castle Health Spa has been awarded ‘Readers’ spa of the year: Scotland’ by The Good Spa Guide, competing with the best spas in Scotland such as The Carrick Spa at Cameron House Hotel, The Spa at Turnberry Resort and Kohler Waters Spa at The Old Course Hotel. They were also amongst the nominated to the national award competing with renowned luxury hotels such as Armathwaite Hall in Cumbria and Lucknam Park Hotel in Wiltshire.
Gleneagles Hotel has received enormous amount of recognition this year. ‘Best Golf Resort in the World’ at the prestigious 2013 Daily Telegraph Ultra Travel Awards for the second year running, Best UK Luxury Resort Spa at the World Luxury Spa Awards 2013, Best of the Best Family Programme at Virtuoso 2013 which took place in the USA, Best British Fixer at the Conde Nast Traveller Spa Awards 2013, amongst others.
Kinloch Lodge has deservedly received enormous attention from both the industry and the Media, featured by the Sunday Times as one of Britain’s best remote hotels, number 1 of The Independent‘s 10 Best Autumn activity breaks, recommended by The Guardian as one of their Top 10 hotel restaurants in the UK and by The Telegraph, it also retained its Michelin star and Brazilian chef Marcello Tully has been invited to do wonderful charity work overseas which was also covered by The Herald Scotland.
The Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa was awarded Scotland’s Leading Hotel in the World Travel Awards 2013. The Atholl in Edinburgh was in Conde Nast’s HOT LIST 2013, as one of the best in the world, amongst some of the most luxurious venues in the planet. The Torridon Hotel was nominated Hotel of the Year at the respected Cateys Award 2013, again, competing with two fantastic English venues: Gravetye Manor in Sussex and The Pig in Hampshire.
The Airds Hotel and Restaurant was awarded three new AArosettes this year as well and as if all this recognition wasn´t enough, as many of you know, Lonely Planet has listed Scotland as the 3rd best country to visit and Edinburgh Castle was awarded top UK Heritage Attraction for the second year in a row, at the British Travel Awards 2013.
Well done to all hotels and staff, we look forward to even more celebrations and recognition to the hotels next year.