Cheshire's Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa celebrates coveted red stars
Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa, a stunning Victorian country house hotel in Nantwich, Cheshire, has won the coveted Four Red Stars Award, announced yesterday (23 September 2013) at the glittering AA Hospitality Awards 2013 ceremony in London. General Manager at Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa, Stephen Fearnley, was presented with the award at the dinner.
Selected AA Inspectors’ Choice hotels stand out as the very best in the British Isles and are identified by Red Stars and just 18 top hotels in the UK, including Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa, are celebrating new AA Red Stars this year. The criteria for AA Red Stars is consistent excellence in all areas of a hotel’s operation, and these newly awarded properties join an elite group of top performers within the hotel industry.
Set in 38 acres, Rookery Hall 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’.
Stephen Fearnley, General Manager, said: “Everyone at the hotel is so excited to be part of this amazing success for Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa. We have a great following from people living in and around Nantwich for weddings, wellbeing, dining and celebrations - as well as guests from further afield - and we always receive lovely feedback. The team consistently work really hard to develop and maintain the quality offering seen today at Rookery Hall so this award means a great deal to everyone here.”
Built in 1816 in mellow sandstone, Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa is perfect for a leisure break or a business event, weddings, special occasions and celebrations.
The Rookery Spa, awarded the prestigious five bubble award by the Good Spa Guide and Residential Spa of The Year at the Professional Spa Awards, is set in a converted stable block offering eight treatment rooms. Spa guests can enjoy time in the sensory water-wall relaxation room before or after a spa treatment, or simply indulge in relaxation facilities including a glass-roofed indoor swimming pool, a hydrotherapy pool, crystal steam room, Rasul and traditional sauna. There is also a fully-equipped gym and Café Bar serving sumptuous lunch options. The Spa is recognised as one of the top destination spas in the 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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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.