Fawsley Hall Hotel in Northamptonshire has been named as Hand Picked Hotels Hotel of the Year, following a ‘stellar performance’ in 2016.
The 60-bedroom hotel and 2 AA Rosette Cedar Restaurant had an impressive year, being awarded AA Red Star status and boasting an outstanding score as one of the top 250 hotels in the country.
Fawsley Hall was chosen out of 20 hotels across the UK and Channel Islands in the Hand Picked Hotels portfolio, and chairman and chief executive Julia Hands paid tribute to the team at the hotel, led by general manager Mark Clayton.
“The guest feedback was excellent, with exceptionally positive comments about the team, service and the overall experience. The employee survey results were the highest in the company – an excellent result for Mark Clayton’s leadership of a happy, highly effective team,” she adds.
Mark Clayton said: “We are all so proud to have achieved the Hotel of the Year award. This is the result of the hard work and dedication by everyone here at Fawsley Hall.”
Set within parkland and formal gardens designed by Capability Brown in the 18th century, the hotel has a Tudor Great Hall, with a vaulted roof and mullion windows.
Alongside its 60 bedrooms, the hotel is home to wedding, conference and banqueting facilities, including the self-contained Grade I listed Georgian building, Knightley Court, which boasts a private cinema.
The spa is housed within the original lodge and comes with an indoor pool, steam room and sauna, outdoor hydro pool, gym and treatment rooms.