Boutiques steal the spotlight at Scottish Hotel Awards 2015


The national winners of the 2015 Scottish Hotel Awards were announced on 19th April, and a whole host of boutique hotels scooped accolades in a number of categories.


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The ceremony, which took place at the Crowne Plaza Glasgow, saw more than 450 guests from the hospitality industry gather to see the official winners unveiled.

The top gong, Scottish Hotel of the Year, went to Auchrannie Resort, a luxury family venue complete with 2 four-star boutique hotels, self catering cottages and private lodges, which added the accolade to its bulging trophy cabinet. Family owned by the Johnston family since 1988, the hotel is situated on the Isle of Arran and is hugely popular with families.

Other boutique hotels to make the winner’s circle included the luxurious Nira Caledonia in Edinburgh, which was named City Hotel of the Year, Malmaison Dundee was awarded the title of Style Hotel of the Year, while the Town Hotel of the Year accolade was given to 17-bedroom Atholl Arms Hotel.

Tennis star Andy Murray’s country hotel Cromlix House scooped the prestigious Luxury Hotel of the Year title. Having only opened in April 2014, the hotel hosted the Wimbledon ace’s wedding this month and continues to prove a hit with both locals and tourists visiting the area.

Running for more than a decade, the awards were decided upon after an extensive judging period, where research was carried out over 9 months and judges paid each shortlisted hotel a mystery visit over a three-month stint.

The full list of winners is continued over the page


Scottish Hotel of the Year
Auchrannie Resort

Airport Hotel of the Year
Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport

B&B/Guest House of the Year
Ardtorna B & B

Bar of the Year
Grand Central Hotel

Brand Hotel of the Year
Hotel Indigo Edinburgh

Breakfast of the Year
Kinloch Lodge

Business Hotel of the Year
Radisson Blu Glasgow

Castle Hotel of the Year
Inverlochy Castle Hotel

City Hotel of the Year
Nira Caledonia

Conference Hotel of the Year
Ten Hill Place Hotel

Country House Hotel of the Year
Ardanaiseig Hotel

Country Sports Hotel of the Year
Dryburgh Abbey Hotel

Family Hotel of the Year
Auchrannie Resort

Golf Hotel of the Year
The Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course

Informal Dining Restaurant of the Year
Duisdale Country House Hotel

Inn of the Year
Buccleuch Arms Hotel

Island Hotel of the Year
Auchrannie Resort

Luxury Hotel of the Year

Restaurant of the Year
Inverlochy Castle Hotel

Romantic Hotel of the Year
Shieldhill Castle Hotel

Serviced Apartments of the Year
Old Town Chambers

Small Country Hotel of the Year
The Lake of Menteith Hotel

Spa of the Year
The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel

Style Hotel of the Year
Malmaison Dundee

Town Hotel of the Year
Atholl Arms Hotel

Wedding Hotel of the Year
Balbirnie House





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