Firmdale Hotels has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of the brand’s achievements in International Trade for the fourth time.
The hotel group, which is run and owned by Tim and Kit Kemp, previously scooped the award in 2000, 2006 and 2009.
The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is awarded for outstanding achievement in International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development and Firmdale is the only hotel group to be recognised in the International Trade category.
Firmdale Hotels have been operating since 1985 and comprises eight luxury hotels in central London, such as Ham Yard, Covent Garden Hotel and Charlotte Street Hotel, two in New York.
The group has made its name by injecting new life into neglected areas by acquiring dilapidated properties such as warehouses, hospitals and car parks, and creating internationally-regarded and respected luxury hotels.
Firmdale will celebrate its award during a royal reception for Queen’s Awards winners in the summer.