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24 April 2017
The 14th annual Scottish Hotel Awards gala dinner took place at the Crowne Plaza Glasgow on 23 April, hosted by Carol Smilie.
Over 400 people attended the much anticipated and prestigious event to celebrate the accomplishments of Scotland’s best hotels and hospitality professionals. Beautiful dining and exciting entertainment paced the evening and provided a memorable occasion to all attendees.
The evening started with the People of Excellence awards were 19 outstanding national winners were honoured for their personal contribution to the hospitality industry, including Stuart Chapman from Blythswood Square for Restaurant Manager, Francisco Duarte from Old Town Chambers and Alan McLaughlan of Loch Lomond Arms for Executive Chef of the Year.
Followed by the 28 establishment awards with winners including Loch Leven Hotel for Bar of the Year, Crossbasket Caste for Castle Hotel of the Year and the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa for Spa Hotel of the Year.
The evening concluded with the Grand Awards, presenting the Creme de la Creme of the Scottish Hospitality Industry. 5 Golf Laurels were awarded as well as the Hotel Management Company of the Year, being awarded to ICMI. The Hotel Managers of the Year were for presented for Small Hotel to Beverley Navarro at Links House at Royal Dornoch and for Large Hotel to Murrya Thomson at Blythswood Square. Ken & Anne Gunn received this year’s Fellowship for Outstanding Contribution to the Industry, providing.
This year’s winners were selected after a twelve-month research process and are a true reflection of Scotland’s thriving and ever-growing hospitality industry.
The evening was full of excitement, ending at 11.15pm following the presentation of the year's top award to The Principal Edinburgh - George Street. Of course the party didn't end there, dancing and music continued until 2am - it was certainly a night to remember!