Scots hotel selected as one of the best in Europe

A Scots hotel has been recognised with a Condé Nast Traveller’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Award.

Trump Turnberry has been selected as one of Europe’s top resorts by global travel publication Condé Nast Traveller in their annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

The iconic Ayrshire resort was chosen as one of the top 30 resorts in the European category at the awards, which are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly referred to as ‘the best of the best of travel’.

All award nominations were selected entirely by the magazine’s audience, who voted Turnberry as one of only two resorts in the United Kingdom to win the category.

More than 600,000 Condé Nast Traveller readers across the globe submitted a record-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of today’s travel trends.

Ralph Porciani, general manager at Turnberry, said: ‘We are extremely proud to have received this award. It is a true testament to the entire team here at the resort, who go above and beyond each day to offer outstanding service to our guests.

‘The fact that the award was voted for entirely by the public is hugely encouraging as it means we are impressing guests on a daily basis, as well as our peers across the hospitality sector. We’re thrilled to have been named amongst Europe’s best.’

Located on the enchanting Ayrshire coast, with over 100 years of heritage and history, Turnberry is an iconic destination known throughout the world. A distinctive landmark on the coastline, Turnberry offers far reaching views across some of the world’s most famous fairways.

Steeped in history, the surrounding area offers much to explore – from castles to distilleries, from beaches to the birthplace of Robert Burns. All of this just one hour from Glasgow International Airport and two hours from Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh.

Turnberry is the quintessential setting for food lovers, with a choice of unique dining experiences, including the signature restaurant 1906, which offers classic dishes with a modern twist and a unique Chef’s Table experience. There is also the elegant Grand Tea Lounge and Bar, home to the opulent afternoon tea, and Duel in the Sun restaurant overlooking the legendary Ailsa golf course.

Turnberry has a well-established reputation for top class meeting, events and conference facilities with a 500 seat ballroom, specialising in personalised experiences. There is also a luxurious spa offering a range of ESPA treatments. For those looking for outdoor activities, Trump Turnberry is home to three exceptional golf courses, the Open Championship Ailsa course, King Robert the Bruce and the Arran, while the onsite activity centre, Turnberry Adventures, offers guests a variety of activities including quad biking, archery and off-road driving.

The 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveller’s website at and celebrated in the magazine’s November issue.

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