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Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons named number one in Hoteliers’ Hotels Top 100

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Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons named number one in Hoteliers’ Hotels Top 100

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, launched by chef Raymond Blanc in 1984, has been named as the best in the country by the UK’s leading hoteliers.

The five-red-AA-star, 32-bedroom property in Great Milton, Oxfordshire, was voted number one on the Hoteliers’ Hotels Top 100 list, unveiled by The Caterer and Sky this evening.

Compiled by the UK’s leading hoteliers and verified by some of the nation’s pre-eminent hotel experts, including reviewer Fiona Duncan, consultant Giovanna Grossi and senior editors at The Caterer, the full list was revealed at a glittering reception at the Ned, the newly launched hotel in the City of London from Soho House & Co and Sydell Group. Voting for this year’s list took place before the Ned’s launch in early May.

In addition to the Top 100 list, six category winners were also announced. Le Manoir added to its overall Hoteliers’ Hotels title by also winning the Best Food Hotel award.

The 2016 overall winner Chewton Glen – this year voted into second place – was once again named Best Countryside Hotel and Best Spa Hotel.

The award for Best City Centre Hotel went to Claridge’s (number four overall), knocking the Goring (number six) off the top spot.

Meanwhile, Foxhill Manor (number 31) in Broadway, Worcestershire, and Calcot Manor (number 30) in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, retained their titles of Best Boutique Hotel and Best Family-Friendly Hotel respectively.

Contributors to the voting included past Hoteliers of the Year, and Catey and Hotel Catey winners, as well as members of organisations such as Pride of Britain Hotels, Relais & Châteaux and the Master Innholders. Hoteliers were not permitted to vote for their own hotel or one within their group.

Amanda Afiya, editor of The Caterer, said “We were delighted by the response to the launch of the list last year and are excited by the engagement that this year’s list will create both in the industry and with guests. Hoteliers are the best judges of the UK hotel industry and the Hoteliers’ Hotels Top 100 showcases a wide breadth of properties that celebrates our Great British hotels.”

Bronwyn de Cholewa, director – hotels, Sky, added: “Sky is delighted to once again support the Hoteliers’ Hotels Top 100. We are committed to providing the best TV entertainment to help the UK’s best and finest hotels enhance the guest experience, and so we’re proud to be associated with these awards, which recognise the exceptional level of detail that goes into ensuring every guest has a perfect stay.”

The Hoteliers Hotels Top 100

1. Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Great Milton, Oxfordshire
2. Chewton Glen, New Milton, Hampshire
3. Lime Wood, Lyndhurst, Hampshire
4. Claridge’s, London
5. The Connaught, London
6. The Goring, London
7. The Dorchester, London
8. Gleneagles, Auchterarder, Perthshire
9. The Pig on the Beach, Studland, Dorset
10. The Ritz, London
11. Gravetye Manor, West Hoathly, Sussex
12. Rosewood London
13. Cliveden House, Taplow, Berkshire
14. Babington House, Somerset
15. Ham Yard, London
16. The London EDITION
17. Lucknam Park, Colerne, Wiltshire
18. Brown’s, London
19. The Langham, London
20. Pennyhill Park, Bagshot, Surrey
21. The Berkeley, London
22. Gidleigh Park, Chagford, Devon
23. Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane
24. Soho Farmhouse, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
25. Northcote, Lagnho, Lancashire
26. The Scarlet Hotel, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall
27. Dukes London
28. Dormy House, Broadway, Worcestershire
29. The Milestone Hotel, London
30. Calcot Manor, Tetbury, Gloucestershire
31. Foxhill Manor, Broadway, Worcestershire
32. Rockliffe Hall, Hurworth om Tees, County Durham
33. The Vineyard, Stockcross, Berkshire
34. Coworth Park, Ascot, Berkshire
35. Whatley Manor, Malmesbury, Wiltshire
36. Hotel Endsleigh, Milton Abbot, Devon
37. The Savoy, London
38. The Beaumont, London
39. Mandarin Oriental, London
40. The Pig at Combe, Gittisham, Devon
41. The Hoxton, Shoreditch, London
42. Hartwell House, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
43. 45 Park Lane, London
44. Haymarket, London
45. The Capital, London
46. Hotel Tresanton, St Mawes, Cornwall
47. Barnsley House, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
48. Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, Windermere, Cumbria
49. Hambleton Hall, Oakham, Rutland
50. Summer Lodge, Evershot, Dorset
51. Hotel 41, London
52. Rudding Park, near Harrogate, North Yorkshire
53. The Grove of Narbeth, Pembrokeshire
54. Shangri-La at the Shard, London
55. Buckland Manor, near Broadway, Worcestershire
56. Manor House Castle Combe
57. Salcombe Harbour Hotel, Salcombe, Devon
58. The Chester Grosvenor, Chester, Cheshire
59. The Egerton House Hotel, London
60. South Lodge, near Horsham, West Sussex
61. The Devonshire Arms, Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire
62. Watergate Bay, Newquay, Cornwall
63. Covent Garden Hotel, London
64. The Torridon, by Achnasheen, Wester Ross
65. The Stafford, London
66. Lainston House, Winchester, Hampshire
67. The Mayfair Hotel, London
68. The Painswick, Gloucestershire
69. Corinthia London
70. The Pig – near Bath
71. Charlotte Street, London
72. The Pig, Brockenhurst, Hampshire
73. Principal Manchester
74. Lord Crewe Arms, Blanchland, Northumberland
75. The Soho Hotel, London
76. The Arch London
77. Bovey Castle, Dartmoor, Devon
78. Driftwood, Portscatho, Cornwall
79. St. Pancras Renaissance, London
80. Longueville Manor, Jersey
81. Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh
82. Llangoed Hall, near Brecon, Wales
83. St Martin’s Lane, London
84. Cameron House, Loch Lomond, West Dunbartonshire
85. The Grove, Chandler’s Cross, Hertfordshire
86. The Lanesborough, London
87. The Chesterfield Mayfair, London
88. Town Hall, London
89. Hotel Café Royal, London
90. Mondrian London
91. Ace Hotel London
92. The Ampersand, London
93. Seaham Hall, Seaham, County Durham
94. Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
95. The Lowry, Manchester
96. The Oakley Court, Windsor, Berkshire
97. The Idle Rocks, St Mawes, Cornwall
98. Bodysgallen Hall, Llandudno, North Wales
99. Ynyshir, Machynlleth, Powys, Wales
100. The Harbourmaster Hotel, Aberaeron, Wales
Boutique Hotel of the Year
1. Foxhill Manor
2. Ynyshir
3. The Bingham

Family-friendly Hotel of the Year
1. Calcot Manor
2. Chewton Glen
3. Gleneagles

Spa Hotel of the Year
1. Chewton Glen
2. Pennyhill Park
3. Lucknam Park

Countryside Hotel of the Year
1. Chewton Glen
2. Lime Wood
3. Le Manoir

City Centre Hotel of the Year
1. Claridge’s
2. The Goring
3. Ham Yard

Food Hotel of the Year
1) Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons
2) Gidleigh Park
3) Pennyhill Park

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