Two Scottish Hotels Win National Award

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Best Western Eglinton Arms, Glasgow and Best Western Bruntsfield Hotel, Edinburgh are flying the flag for Scottish hotels having triumphed over fellow independent hotels from across the UK at the Best Western Hotel of the Year Awards. The successful hotels claimed the titles Best Small Hotel and Best Medium Hotel respectively.

L to R – Russell Imrie, Garry Field (BW Bruntsfield Hotel) Carolyn Stark, Jim Smith (BW Eglinton

The continued pursuit of excellence by both hotels was recognised and celebrated at a gala dinner held at the Don Carlos Resort in Marbella, Spain. The momentous occasion was the finale of the Best Western Annual Member’s Conference – the largest annual gathering of independent hoteliers in the UK.

Over 350 Best Western hotel operators, executives, managers and their guests cheered Best Western Eglinton Arms’ General Manager, Carolyn Stark, and Best Western Bruntsfield Hotel’s General Manager, Garry Field as they went onstage to proudly collect their awards.

Carolyn Stark said: “It was a great night for our hotels and Scotland! We are thrilled to have won the Best Small Hotel award. It is simply amazing to have all our hard work and dedication recognised and rewarded by our customers and fellow hoteliers. We have a great team of people at Best Western Eglinton Arms who work so hard to maintain high standards – the award is for all of us.”

Garry Field continued: “A lot of people play an important role in running a successful hotel, from the room attendants to the general manager, and they have all contributed to securing the Best Medium Hotel award. I’m grateful to them all for their continued hard work, commitment to quality and to being the best.”

Commenting on the awards, Keith Pope, Director of Best Western GB, said: “Congratulations to Best Western Eglinton Arms and Best Western Bruntsfield Hotel! Both teams embody the true qualities and vision of the Best Western brand. The hotels have their own individual personality and character, but their truly outstanding standards of quality and service are universally appreciated by customers and fellow hoteliers alike.” Ends

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Background on Best Western Great Britain
Best Western GB is the largest group of independently owned and managed hotels in the Great Britain with over 270 three and four star properties and there are more than 15,000 bedrooms in the Best Western brand in Great Britain.
Member hotels maintain their independence, charm and personality, while benefiting from being part of the Best Western global hotel brand. Hotels all undertake to operate to agreed standards and take part in sales and marketing activity available to them by joining with like-minded independent hoteliers.

Background on Best Western Eglinton Arms, Glasgow
BEST WESTERN Eglinton Arms Hotel is just 8 miles away from Glasgow, in the sleepy village setting of Eaglesham on the outskirts of East Kilbride Newtown. Surrounded by lush greenery, with the village stream (The Orry) running past the door, this charming 19th Century coaching inn is a true rural retreat. After major refurbishment, the hotel has enjoyed a wee make-over', but still retains the charm of the original inn.

Background on Best Western Bruntsfield Hotel, Edinburgh
The BEST WESTERN Bruntsfield Hotel is a 67 bedroomed, 4 star hotel with bar & brasserie and overlooks a park near the city centre within walking distance of Edinburgh’s many attractions including Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street and The Royal Mile.
In the speciality shopping district of Bruntsfield, the classic Victorian townhouse styled hotel boasts traditional features (and its fair share of modern ones too!). You'll be in a prime beauty spot, with Bruntsfield Links Park offering the rare opportunity to enjoy wide open greenery in a city centre location.
Comfortable, quiet, individually designed bedrooms ensure a comfortable stay, while attentive staff will be happy to recommend local places of interest, both in and around the BEST WESTERN Bruntsfield Hotel.


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