AA Large Hotel Group of the Year 2012-2013

Hand Picked Hotels, the collection of architecturally splendid country house hotels, has won this prestigious award, it was announced at a glittering awards ceremony in London. To read the full press release click here. 24th September 2012.

Professional Beauty Awards - Best Employer for over 21 employees – Spa sites.

A panel of seven expert judges, based in each geographical area, selected the finalists after a vigorous and unbiased judging process. The final winner will be selected for each category following a visit from both an “official” judge and a “mystery” judge.

Sponsered by Lash Perfect Hand Picked Hotels are proud to win employer of the year. March 2012. 

Best Group website award – web awards,

The websites are judged on criteria including visual design, innovation, content, interactivity, ease of use, commercial success or potential and overall user experience. The judges have considered more than 50 entries and Hand Picked Hotels are proud to win best hotel group website. November 2010.

British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) awards in the category of Grounds Maintenance – Multiple sites.

Flora-tecs Managing Director Andrew Bradley, and Hand Picked’s Property Manager Guy Cherry were presented with one of the three awards in this category, sponsored by the Institute of Grounsdmanship. The award citation commented on the impressively high standard of maintenance that was achieved across the board. December 2008.

AA Hotel of the year 2008/2009 Scotland

Norton House Hotel & Spa Edinburgh wins AA hotel of the year 2008/2009 - Scotland.

Excellence in Marketing 2007 - HRS Awards

Hand Picked Hotels have also won the 'Excellence in Marketing award' at the HRS Hotel Excellence Awards in January 2008.

Best Marketing Campaign on a small budget 2007 - HMA

Hand Picked Hotels won the Hotel Marketing Association prize for ' Best Marketing Campaign on a Small Budget' in December 2007. 

Notable Wine List Award 2007 - 2008 (The AA)

Rookery Hall and Wood Hall Hotels have both received the 2007- 2008 Notable Wine List Award from the AA.


More awards:

Julia Hands was chosen as one of the top 10 entrepreneurs in the UK in the National Business Awards 2005.
The top award in the Tourism and Leisure business sector for the First Women Awards, organised by the CBI in conjunction with Real Business magazine in 2005.
One of the top 50 companies to watch in 2005 by Real Business magazine. 

AA Hotel Group of the Year 2004 - 2005

The Business Excellence Award presented by the Tourism Minister in 2004



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