'Best Hotel Facility' in the National Fitness Awards 2013

'Best Hotel Facility' in the National Fitness Awards 2013

Norton House Hotel & Spa in Ingliston, Edinburgh, wins ‘Best Hotel Facility’ in the National Fitness Awards 2013

Norton House Hotel & Spa, a grand country house hotel in Ingliston, Edinburgh, part of Hand Picked Hotels, has won ‘Best Hotel Facility’ at the annual National Fitness Awards 2013.

The coveted ‘Best Hotel Facility’ award is aimed at all hotels that provide their guests and fitness members with outstanding facilities and service. Entering the National Fitness Awards for the first time, the team from Norton House Hotel & Spa were delighted to take the award from other contenders in the category including Armathwaite Hall in the Lake District, Meon Valley Marriott Hotel in Southampton and St Michael's Hotel and Spa in Falmouth, Cornwall. Norton House Hotel & Spa was the only hotel in Scotland shortlisted.

Pictured: Club and Spa Manager David Gordon and Member Services Manger Carole Myles from Norton House Hotel & Spa, Hand Picked Hotels Health Club & Spa Project Manager Helen Wynne, and a selection of club managers and members of the fitness team across the Hand Picked Hotels collection.

Offering guests a first-class fitness experience, Norton House Hotel & Spa boasts a stunning 18m deck level pool, fully-equipped fitness gym, and a group exercise studio which hosts 30 classes a week. These fitness facilities are in addition to stunning spa features including hydrotherapy pool, experience shower, sauna and steam room.

The fitness gym at Norton House uses the very latest, technically advanced equipment and techniques such as power plate® acceleration training™ and technogym® cardiovascular and resistance equipment. Guests can benefit from personalised workouts as the equipment sets up and stores each guest’s training programme as well as records workout histories. These are accessible on personal microchip fitness keys.

Other categories in the awards included Regional Gym of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, Budget Gym of the Year, Ladies Only Gym of the Year, Gym Team of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award and National Gym of the Year.

Set in 55 acres of ground and offering 83 stylish bedrooms, Norton House Hotel & Spa is part of the award-winning Hand Picked Hotels collection of 20 country house hotels which won the most prestigious category in the AA Hospitality Awards in 2012, ‘AA Large Hotel Group of the Year’. Norton House Hotel & Spa was also a finalist in the National Beauty Spa awards for the third year running in 2013.

For more information on becoming a member, contact the club on 0131 333 6444 or email nortonclub@handpicked.co.uk

For more information on booking a stay with Hand Picked Hotels, visit www.handpickedhotels.co.uk or call 0845 458 0905.

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Notes to editors: Press: contact Claire Basing-Lawson, Lois Kettlewell or Marion Hardman at Four Communications, the Hand Picked Hotel press office, at HPH@fourcommunications.com

About Hand Picked Hotels

Hand Picked Hotels, created by former lawyer turned hotelier Julia Hands, is the leading collection of architecturally splendid country house hotels - built for pleasure and continuing a centuries-old tradition of offering guests an indulgent yet attainable country house visit, with a contemporary twist. The award-winning hotels are renowned for exquisite food, fine wines and bespoke service by Hand Picked people in stylish, relaxing surroundings, a total of 20 classically British hotels in rural settings across the British Isles, with locations ranging from the New Forest and Jersey to the Cotswolds and Edinburgh. Hand Picked Hotels has won an impressive number of awards, with 17 hotels awarded two AA rosette status and Norton House Hotel in Edinburgh recognised with three AA rosettes. Nine hotels have achieved red star status which means they are ranked within the AA's Top 200 hotels in the UK & Ireland. The Four Red Star Fawsley Hall is also now part of the Hand Picked collection. There are nine hotels with spas offering the latest therapies and treatments to promote wellbeing and relaxation. Hand Picked Hotels was AA Hotel Group of the Year 2012-2013.


For media information, please contact Marion Hardman at Four Communications on 020 3697 4358 or 07961 578 401 or marion.hardman@fourcommunications.com


About Hand Picked Hotels
Hand Picked Hotels, created by former lawyer turned hotelier Julia Hands, is the leading collection of architecturally splendid country house hotels - built for pleasure and continuing a centuries-old tradition of offering guests an indulgent yet attainable country house visit, with a contemporary twist. The award-winning hotels are renowned for exquisite food, fine wines and bespoke service by Hand Picked people in stylish, relaxing surroundings, a total of 20 classically British hotels in rural settings across the British Isles, with locations ranging from the New Forest and Jersey to the Cotswolds and Edinburgh. Hand Picked Hotels has won an impressive number of awards, with 17 hotels awarded two AA rosette status and Norton House Hotel in Edinburgh recognised with three AA rosettes.  Nine hotels have achieved red star status which means they are ranked within the AA's Top 200 hotels in the UK & Ireland. There are nine hotels with spas offering the latest therapies and treatments to promote wellbeing and relaxation. Hand Picked Hotels is the AA Hotel Group of the Year 2012-2013.

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