A leading hotel in the North-east has been named the best hotel across Scotland.
Meldrum House Country Hotel and Golf Course recently scooped the AA Hotel of the Year Scotland 2014 title at the AA Hospitality Awards. The unique hotel and golf course situated in stunning countryside near Aberdeen celebrated their success alongside 23 other award winners.
A major refurbishment programme has been carried out at the hotel across the last four years which has included work to transform a tired three star hotel into one of the finest country house hotels in Scotland.
The team are committed to ensuring the hotel exceeds any customer expectations and becomes recognised as a shining example of Scottish hospitality.
Meldrum House Estate chief executive Andy Burgess said: “To receive recognition from such a prestigious national award is huge testament to both our hotel owners, who have provided the foresight, vision and financial support to make our success possible; and to general manager, Peter Walker, and his team on the ground whose energy, dedication and enthusiasm for delivering our vision has been outstanding.”
Often described as the industry’s ‘Oscars’ the awards feature as a key event on everyone’s calendar.
It allows the main players in the Hospitality world to get together while recognising the commitment to excellence that so many establishments and individuals aim to offer to their guests.
Hosted by Fiona Bruce, guests at the ceremony started the evening by enjoying a sensational gourmet meal created by 2013 AA Chefs’ Chef, Tom Kerridge as well as entertainment provided by Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists Light Balance.
The judging was carried out by the AA inspectorate and other industry professionals.
Winners were chosen in recognition of their excellence and success within their chosen category, demonstrating a significant improvement in the last 12 – 18 months as well as proving their dedication to raising industry standards and enhancing their guest and diner experiences.
The AA Hospitality Awards celebrate everything that is considered great in British hospitality from the top hotels and restaurants to the very best pubs across the UK.
All of the winners will appear in the latest edition of the 2015 AA Hotel, Restaurant and Pub Guides which were launched at the event.
The other Scottish category winners included: the AA Restaurant of the Year for Scotland which went to Timberyard, Edinburgh; AA Wine Award for Scotland was awarded to The Peat Inn, St Andrews; while the AA Pub of the Year for Scotland went to The Bridge Inn, Ratho.