Hanbury Manor, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club received two UK Hotel Awards for Best Regional Golf Resort and Best National Gold Resort from the International Hotel Awards sponsored by EY and Virgin Atlantic. Hanbury Manor competed against a number of hotels and resorts in the United Kingdom to receive this recognition. The finest hoteliers from the UK gathered at the glamorous Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Sunday, November 3rd to attend a glittering gala dinner and to hear the long-anticipated results of the International Hotel Awards.
William Boulton-Smith, General Manager of Hanbury Manor, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club said of the awards: “We are delighted to have won such a prestigious award. The Team at Hanbury Manor work incredibly hard to ensure that we deliver the best possible experience for each and every one of our guests thus creating a seamless guest experience. To be honoured with an award really is the icing on the cake.
Awards were given out for the UK’s most impressive hotels for a variety of categories and property types including Best Spa Hotel, Best Small Hotel, Best Sustainable Hotel and Best Resort Hotel. Awards were also given for hotel architecture, construction, interior design, marketing and website. Each winning company was announced as either a ‘Highly Commended’ or ‘5-Star’ winner and presented with special plaques during the awards ceremony. A highly experienced team of professionals who cover the whole range of hospitality disciplines judged entries prepared by the hotels and selected the winners. The Chairman of the Judging Panel is Sir David Michels, Retired CEO of Hilton Hotels.
The 5-Star winners were placed under further examination and just one from each category was named a regional UK winner. The regional winners, also known as ‘International Nominees,’ were judged against other nominees from Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas. At the close of the awards gala, just one International Nominee for each category received the ultimate accolade of being named the ‘World’s Best.’
Stuart Shield, President of the International Hotel Awards said, “Every country has a separate rating system for the standard of their hotels, but the International Hotel Awards have provided a global standard to even the mark from country to country. We welcome the UK winners in joining this prestigious international club of exceptional hotels and resorts.”