About the award
A hugely prestigious award presented in recognition of the hotel group that has a proven track record of striving to ensure the very best levels of service, food and accommodation across the range of properties. Attention to detail is imperative and a committed and structured approach to future development is essential.
Thwaites Hotels and Inns
It is over two centuries since Daniel Thwaites set out from the Lake District to make a new life away from his family farm. Six generations later and his family is continuing the adventure.
The company has grown to include six 4-star hotels, eight inns and over 280 pubs but the company has remained steadfastly faithful to Daniel’s principles. Independent and full of character, it proudly continues the journey he started, constantly looking for improvement, always seeking to give guests an experience that’s second to none.
Shire hotels is an independent owned group of six hotels based around the UK. All properties have extensive spa and conference facilities with a strong food and beverage ethos. This has helped the group see its Growth operating profit beat its competitor set for the last twenty four months.
This has been achieved by sound investment not only in the hotels but the staff who are seen as the key in Shire consistently delivering their brand motto of ‘’Small detail, Big difference’’.
2015 – Brend Hotels
2014 – QHotels
2013 – Northcote, Langho
2012 – Hand Picked Hotels
2011 – Thistle Hotels
2010 – Marriott Hotels
2009 – Von Essen Hotels
2008 – QHotels