There are six weeks to go until the AA Hospitality Awards and now finalists for four of the categories have been revealed.
The shortlists for the AA Food Service Award, AA Housekeeper of the Year Award, AA Eco Hotel of the Year and the new AA College Restaurant Award have been announced and the winners will be revealed at the ceremony on September 26, alongside 19 other categories.
The AA Food Service Award recognises establishments that deliver high standards of service and also have a great technical knowledge and commitment to staff training.
The three finalists for 2016 are The Balmoral Number One – Edinburgh; The Ritz – London; Winteringham Fields – Winteringham.
The AA Housekeeper of the Year Award finalists are Emma Lucking, Kettering Park Hotel and Spa, Kettering; Nan McDowell, Crewe Hall, Crewe; Heather Rothery, Rufflets Country House, St Andrews
The AA Eco Hotel of the Year Award recognises independent hotels which have demonstrated a clear commitment to sustainability.
The four finalists are Aviator – Farnborough; Battlesteads Hotel, Hexham; St Ermins Hotel, London; Oakley Court, Windsor.
The new award, AA College Restaurant of the Year Award has been developed in conjunction with People 1st and has been designed to recognise talented students, both front and back of house.
Following applications from colleges, judging was held in London where industry experts put candidates through a series of practical tasks in order to shortlist three finalists.
The three finalists are The Atrium, University College, Birmingham; The Brasserie, Milton Keynes College; Foxholes Restaurant, Runshaw College, Leyland.
The AA Hospitality Awards take place on September 26 at Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane London and will see a total of 23 winners receive their awards as well as the announcement of new three, four and five AA Rosettes and AA Red Star establishments.