AA reveals Hospitality Awards shortlists

01 September 2015 by
AA reveals Hospitality Awards shortlists

The AA has announced the finalists for four of the categories in its AA Hospitality Awards.

With just over four weeks to go until the awards take place, it has unveiled the shortlists for the AA Food Service Award, AA Housekeeper of the Year Award, AA Eco Hotel of the Year and the AA Spirit Award.

AA Food Service Award

Now in its third year, the AA Food Service Award recognises establishments that not only deliver excellent standards of restaurant service and hospitality but also have technical service skills, food and beverage knowledge of the highest standard and a clear commitment to staff training and development.

The three finalists for 2015 are:

  • Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Oxford
  • Jesmonde Dene House, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
  • Paul Ainsworth at No 6, Padstow (pictured)

AA Housekeeper of the Year Award

This annual award, sponsored by Northmace, recognises outstanding commitment and performance, identifying a housekeeper who goes above and beyond the call of duty.

The three finalists for 2015 are:

  • Gitana Cibulskiene of the Arch London
  • Sarah Middlemass of the Old Course hotel, St Andrews
  • Lesley Skelt of Coworth Park, Ascot

AA Eco Hotel of the Year

The AA Eco Hotel Awards acknowledges independent hotels that have demonstrated a clear commitment to sustainability.

The three finalists for AA Eco Hotel of the Year 2015 are:

  • The Savoy, London
  • Llangoed Hall, Brecon
  • City hotel, Londonderry

AA Spirit Award

This award, sponsored by the Balvenie, was introduced in 2014 to recognise the professional promotion, education and service of spirits in the hospitality industry.

The three finalists for 2015 are:

  • Rockliffe Hall, Darlington
  • The Churchill bar and terrace, London
  • The Grand hotel and spa, York

The AA Hospitality Awards take place on 5 October at the Grosvenor House hotel, Park Lane, London and will see 23 winners receive their awards as well as the announcement of the new three-, four- and five-AA-rosette and AA-Red-Star establishments.

AA unveils seven new four-rosette restaurants and 28 new three-rosettes >>

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