Dormy House Hotel on the Farncombe Estate in the Cotswolds has scooped two gongs at the Small Luxury Hotels of the World’s annual awards; Hotel of the Year and Country House Hotel of the Year.
The property, which is part of the Estate alongside Foxhill Manor and The Fish, beat off stiff competition from hotels from across the world part of the SLH portfolio to be crowned victorious.
The awards, which highlight excellence in everything from staff to suites, were revealed this week at a ceremony at the brand’s International Conference held in California where Dormy House was described as ‘very nearly perfect’ by the judges.
Member hotels were invited to enter and then for the first time, many of the experiential categories were voted for by members of SLH’s loyalty programme, INVITED, and luxury travel agents.
The complete Small Luxury Hotels of the World consortium holds a membership of 520 independent luxury hotels in more than 80 countries worldwide.
Privately-owned Dormy House underwent a multi-million pound renovation in 2013, headed up by London-based interior design team Todhunter Earle. The hotel now comprises 38 bedrooms, a House spa and two dining outlets.
It is part of the 400-acres private estate which is also home to which is also home to Foxhill Manor, an eight-bedroom private house hotel and The Fish, a back-to-nature retreat.
Andrew Grahame, CEO of Farncombe Estate said, “This is wonderful recognition for Dormy House. We are absolutely thrilled to win such a prestigious international award. We hope that by winning Hotel of the Year we are in some small way promoting the Cotswolds on the international stage as a special place to stay and visit. An enormous well done has to go to our outstanding Dormy House team; their dedication and passion to provide the best possible levels of service and experiences for our guests is second to none. 2017 has been a great year for Dormy House and for the wider Farncombe Estate and we are even more excited about all we have in store for 2018.”
Filip Boyen, CEO of Small Luxury Hotels of the World said: “As curators of the very best small, luxury hotel experiences around the world, we are delighted to recognise these exceptional hotels that showcase our independently minded ethos in such a variety of creative, classy and culturally-relevant ways.”