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Scotland's National Hotel and Hospitality Awards


Welcome to the Scottish Hotel Awards Members’ Area. In this section of the site you’ll find a regularly-updated array of current links to all the information and forms you’ll need to get the most out of the year-round process.

Not a member? Find out more about the scheme here and download our membership information pack here.

Information on the judging process can be found here.


Pillars of the Scottish Hotel Awards

Hotel Research Judges: the very best selected from the hotel industry.

People of Excellence: rewarding nominated staff twice a year and announcing the National best each April.

Marketing the membership: providing every member with the very best reach to new customers.

Marketing the winner"; transforming winning property’s room bookings.

Awards Dinner presentation: presenting all the National Awards at the annual industry "Oscars"



Thank you for participating fully in the scheme. We can only organise and operate such a comprehensive and accurate system with the engagement of so many of the country’s most dynamic accommodation providers. Your Membership is valued and we guarantee you a high degree of personal attention and a friendly, supportive approach. We are on call year-round to ensure you enjoy maximum benefit from what the scheme offers Scottish hospitality businesses.

Please use the links to the left and below to navigate around the Members’ Area. For assistance, please check the Contact page for the details of the relevant team-member who will be happy to help.


Awards Dinner 2020

Information on the upcoming 2019 awards dinner can be found here.



Dates for your diary



         Research & judging visits

27     Winter People of Excellence nominees announced 


         Research & judging visits

14     Deadline for Spring People of Excellence nominations

21     Spring People of Excellence nominees announced 


         Judging visits

         Final Judging Summit


26     Scottish Hotel Awards Gala Dinner


12     Winners published by BRITAIN 

19     Winners published by Scotland 


17     Winners published by Discover Britain 


Things to remember

  1. Organise a research visit with our Chairman Gary McLean-Quin (hospitalityresearch@live.co.uk) during the October - March research phase.
  2. Submit People of Excellence nomination forms by 14 February.
  3. Add the Scottish Hotel Awards logo to your website & literature.
  4. Put up your Scottish Hotel Awards membership plaque.
  5. Utilise the 'Feedback' & 'Nominate' buttons on your SHA.com profile, encourage your customers to engage with the process.
  6. Remember to forward Press Releases and news of upcoming announcements/events to Gary McLean-Quin (hospitalityresearch@live.co.uk) for publication via our website's news page and social media accounts.

The People Awards