Glenapp Castle has won the Independent Hotel of the Year title at this year’s CIS Excellence Awards 2019.
The CIS Excellence Awards 2019, since their launch in 2004, have ‘recognised, rewarded and celebrated the exceptionally high degrees of creativity, innovation and excellence in the Scottish hospitality, catering and tourism sectors’.
The awards have established themselves as the most prestigious honour for operators all over the country
Jill Chalmers, managing director, of Glenapp Castle, said: ‘I am absolutely delighted that Glenapp Castle has won such a prestigious award. It is fantastic to see that all of the team’s constant dedication and passion has paid off. I speak on behalf of everyone here at Glenapp Castle when I say we are honoured and feel very proud.’
Glenapp Castle is a 17-bedroom luxurious castle hotel tucked away on the breath-taking Ayrshire coast. The castle is hidden away in 36 acres of stunning gardens and woodland.
Guests will find themselves getting lost within the estate, or escaping to the majestic Scottish countryside for long walks and beautiful views of Ailsa Craig and Northern Ireland.
From the restaurant, to the gardens and housekeeping, the hotel is made up of hardworking and determined teams who are true hospitality professionals. This prestigious award is judged upon many factors, such as ambience, guest satisfaction, facilities, ethical considerations and suitability, and so it is great to see that the hotel is firing in all cylinders.
For example, the restaurant team is passionate about providing an outstanding personal service – and sustainability is always at the forefront of their offering. Overseen by executive chef David Alexander, the team prides itself on using local produce for its freshness and excellent quality that is available in Ayrshire.
All the restaurant’s fish and shellfish are line-caught, or hand-dived off Scotland’s west coast and the game comes from local estates from across Ayrshire; beef, lamb, and pork are farmed only 17 miles from the castle.
The CIS Excellence Awards 2019 took place at Double Tree by Hilton Glasgow Central. For more information visit www.cis-excellenceawards.com
Find out more about Glenapp Castle HERE.