Sixteen new awards a record for famous Gleneagles Hotel

Robbie Chalmers - Daily Recordin General Interest

Gleneagles Hotel brought in the bells at Hogmanay with a toast to 16 new awards - a record number for the famous Auchterarder estate.

Golf Courses Manager Craig Haldane

Despite a turbulent year for the hospitality sector, the five-star accommodation is celebrating winning best UK hotel in the Condé Nast Traveller's Readers' Choice Awards 2020 and best hotel in the world in The Times and The Sunday Times Travel Awards 2020.

The hotel also received AA Hospitality Awards' hotel of the year Scotland award, best golf resort in the world from the The Daily Telegraph and Ultratravel Magazine's ULTRAs awards, while executive chef Simon Attridge scooped the hotel chef of the year from The Hotel Cateys.

In more niche categories, Daniel Greenock won restaurant manager of the year from the Institute of Hospitality and the Academy of Food and Wine Service, and housekeeping supervisor Michal Vilcinsky won the highly commended award from the Hotel Housekeeping Honours Awards.

Director of agronomy Scott Fenwick and golf courses manager Craig Haldane picked up the greenkeeper of the year award from the 59club Service Excellence Awards.

A host of other accolades won for 2020 reflects the hotel's achievements across categories such as housekeeping, greenkeeping, reception and restaurants.

Gleneagles' managing director Conor O'Leary said: "We're proud and humbled to have received so many fantastic awards which reflect our unwavering commitment to deliver an outstanding experience and recognise the talents, dedication and efforts of our team."

"It's been a year like no other, presenting challenges not just for hospitality, but for families, communities and businesses around the world."

"We're incredibly grateful to all our guests for their support and for the opportunity to end this year on such a positive note which gives us the momentum to make 2021 even better."

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