Luxury hotel group, the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, has been named as Small Hotel Group of the Year at the prestigious AA Hospitality Awards in a glittering ceremony at London’s Hilton Park Lane Hotel.
The awards, held this week, have long been considered the gold standard within the hospitality industry, and this year’s event was attended by hotel and industry leaders from across the country.
Assessed by an esteemed panel of judges, the AA Hospitality Award for Small Hotel Group of the Year recognizes “the consistent dedication and development of a small hotel group in terms of improvement to service and operational standards.”
Jonathan Raggett, Managing Director of Red Carnation Hotels, said: “We are delighted and very proud to have been recognized by the AA Hospitality Awards, which is a fantastic benchmark for our industry.
“To be assessed by a team of experts who know our business inside out and to win in a highly competitive marketplace is a great achievement, and one which I am honored to share with our entire brilliant team.
“Our commitment to delivering exceptional guest experiences is at the heart of everything we do – it’s what keeps our guests coming back time and time again and I believe what has led to our receiving this wonderful accolade.”
Red Carnation Hotels is a privately-owned, family-run business of five and four-star properties spearheaded by president and founder Beatrice Tollman, who was awarded Hotelier of the Year at the European Hospitality Awards 2013.
The collection began with the purchase of The Chesterfield Mayfair in 1984, and today boasts 16 luxurious properties following this year’s acquisition of the prestigious Ashford Castle in County Mayo, Ireland.
The collection is consistently recognized for its levels of personal service and attention to detail. Five of the collection’s London properties have held the ‘Top 5′ slots on TripAdvisor for the past three months – an achievement unequalled by any other hotel company.
Earlier this year, Red Carnation was listed as number 26 in the Sunday Times’ Best Companies to Work For 2013, jumping an impressive 47 rankings from the previous year.