Crieff Hydro Hotel, one of Scotland’s most popular leisure resorts, has won a clutch of four awards and two highly commended awards at this year’s Scottish Hotel Awards which recognises the very best of the hospitality industry in Scotland.

Taking place at a glittering gala dinner in Glasgow’s Crowne Plaza, Crieff Hydro led the charge with eight nominations at the prestigious awards. Over the course of the evening they scooped the prestigious Gold Laurel Award, one of only three awarded this year, in celebration of Crieff Hydro’s 150th anniversary which it celebrated in 2018. It also celebrates being crowned Scottish Family Hotel of the Year while its general manager, Kristian Campbell, took home the trophy for General Manager of the Year (Large Hotel). Singling out another person of excellence, Margaret Holleran, a beauty therapist at Crieff Hydro’s Victorian spa, was named Spa Individual of the Year.

Highly commended awards were bestowed on Hannah Hendry, from Crieff Hydro’s Banqueting Team and for the luxury self-catering lodges on the resort. 

Stephen Leckie, CEO of Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels, commented:

“This was a splendid evening and our team has really shone through. I’m truly delighted to see so many of our fantastic people being highlighted for the great work that they do and, of course, for the whole resort to be recognised as both Family Hotel of the Year and with a Gold Laurel. It’s a testimony to their commitment to excellence, and the excellent care and attention they show to our guests every day, that puts them right at the beating heart of Crieff Hydro.”

The Scottish Hotel Awards were developed to help those looking to book accommodation in Scotland by highlighting excellence and outstanding character in hotels, guest houses and other establishments. For over a decade the national scheme has annually researched the hospitality industry throughout the country, encouraging and recognising hospitality excellence, highlighting the very best to help consumers plan their next stay in an informed way.

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