Crathorne Hall sweeps the Board awards

Crathorne Hall sweeps the Board awards


North Yorkshire hotel, Crathorne Hall wins three awards including ‘Employee of the Year 2011’ and ‘Most Consistent Performer 2011’

Champagne winter escapes from £145 from 1 February – 18 March 2012

Crathorne Hall Hotel, near Yarm in North Yorkshire, has been awarded Hand Picked Hotels’ ‘Most Consistent Performer 2011’ as well as the ‘Employee of the Year 2011’ award for Elizabeth Georgiou, Crathorne Hall Hotel’s Restaurant Manager.

Hand Picked Hotels, a collection of 17 country house hotels located across the UK, holds an annual awards ceremony to celebrate the highlights of the hotels in the collection. In addition to these two prestigious awards, Crathorne Hall Hotel also achieved its AA four red star status for the 11th year, so along with Chilston Park Hotel, Ettington Park Hotel, Norton House Hotel, Seiont Manor Hotel and Wood Hall Hotel from the collection, was presented a third award to recognise this achievement.

This is the second successive year that Crathorne Hall Hotel has won ‘Most Consistent Performer 2011’, boasting four years of consistent growth, delivering a record 8% increase in sales in 2011.

Awarded to those who strive to offer the highest standards of service to both guests and colleagues, Crathorne Hall Hotel’s Restaurant Manager, Libby Georgiou, won ‘Employee of the Year 2011’, beating X other quality nominations across the Hand Picked Hotels group. This is after winning ‘Employee of the Month’ at Crathorne Hall twice in 2011 - in the months of January and June. 

The two other major awards included ‘Hotel of the Year 2011’ which was awarded to Buxted Park Hotel in East Sussex, and ‘Most Improved Hotel of the Year’, won by Hendon Hall Hotel in Hendon, North London.
Mark Clayton, General Manager of Crathorne Hall Hotel, is delighted with the awards: "It is a great honour to win these awards – a real confidence boost and motivator for all the team here. We’ve worked really hard over the years to achieve and maintain our high standards so I am delighted to see it paying off and our staff being recognised for their dedication."

The Hand Picked Hotels judging committee included board members Chairman and CEO, Julia Hands; Operations Director Douglas Waddell; Commercial Director Ken Arkley and Finance Director Mandy Newton as well as Deputy Operations Director Margaret Erstad; Head of HR Deborah Seymour; Group HR Assistant Keely Dobinson and Office Manager & PA to Chairman, Louise Fiksen.

On 1 February 2012, Hand Picked Hotels launch a Champagne overnight stay from just £145 per person per night, so there’s never been a better time to visit. Book now for any night between 1 February and 18 March 2012 – and enjoy a pre-dinner glass of Bruno Paillard Brut Champagne, pre-dinner canapés, a three course dinner, an overnight stay and breakfast. 

To book contact 0845 458 0901 or visit and quote PWP


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About Hand Picked Hotels
The award-winning Hand Picked Hotels collection, created by former City lawyer Julia Hands, are luxurious country house hotels renowned for exquisite food, fine wines and excellent service in stylish, relaxing surroundings. There are 17 hotels across the UK, with locations ranging from the New Forest and Jersey to Yorkshire and Edinburgh.  Hand Picked Hotels has focused on the quality of its service and cuisine and in the last three years 15 hotels have achieved two AA rosette status with Norton House in Edinburgh winning three AA rosettes.  Eight hotels have achieved red star status, being recognised as amongst the AA's Top 200 hotels in the UK & Ireland.  Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa has been awarded and retains 5 bubbles from the Good Spa Guide.

The spa hotels include Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa in Kent, Nutfield Priory Hotel & Spa in Surrey, Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa in Cheshire, New Hall Hotel & Spa in North Birmingham, Wood Hall Hotel & Spa in West Yorkshire, Norton House Hotel & Spa in Edinburgh and L’Horizon Hotel & Spa in Jersey.




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