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Chewton Glen named number one in Hoteliers' Hotels Top 100

13 July 2016 by
Chewton Glen named number one in Hoteliers' Hotels Top 100

Iconic country house hotel Chewton Glen, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary, has been named as the best in the country by the UK's leading hoteliers.

The five-red-AA-star, 70-bedroom property, on the edge of the New Forest in Hampshire, was voted number one on the inaugural Hoteliers' Hotels Top 100 list, unveiled by The Caterer and Sky tonight.

Compiled by the UK's leading hoteliers and verified by some of the nation's pre-eminent hotel experts, including hotel journalist Fiona Duncan, Giovanna Grossi and fellow AA hotel inspectors, and senior editors at The Caterer, the full list was revealed at a glittering reception at London's Ham Yard hotel, which itself was ranked number 15.

In addition to the Top 100 list, six category winners were also announced. Chewton Glen added to its overall Hoteliers' Hotels title by also winning the Countryside Hotel of the Year and Spa Hotel of the Year categories. Founded by Martin Skan, and now owned by London & Regional Properties, the hotel is one that has never been content to stand still. Recent improvements have included the addition of 12 luxury tree house suites, while later this year it will open a cookery school with chef and TV presenter James Martin.

The award for Food Hotel of the Year went to Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, which was placed second on the overall list, while the family-owned Goring was named City Centre Hotel of the Year and was placed third.

Meanwhile, Foxhill Manor (number 17) in Broadway, Worcestershire, and Calcot Manor (number 20) in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, carried off the titles of Boutique Hotel of the Year and Family Hotel of the Year, respectively.

Contributors to the list included past Hoteliers of the Year, and Catey and Hotel Catey winners, as well as members of leading organisations such as Pride of Britain Hotels, Relais & Chateaux and the Master Innholders, and included respected operators such as Robin Hutson, chairman and chief executive of Lime Wood Group and Home Grown Hotels; Thomas Kochs, managing director of the Cafe Royal, and Philip Newman-Hall, the former managing director of Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons. Hoteliers were not permitted to vote for their own hotel or hotels within their group or collection,

Amanda Afiya, editor of The Caterer, said "Hoteliers know their industry, its pitfalls and opportunities best, so who better to ask when compiling a list of the top hotels in the UK? We're lucky to have so many wonderful hotels across UK and excited to be launching this list. There are, of course, many ways of ranking and evaluating hotels, but there's nothing quite as special as peer-group recognition."

Bronwyn de Cholewa, director for hotels at Sky described Hoteliers' Hotels as "a prestigious list of the UK's best and finest hotels".

"These awards recognise the exceptional level of detail that goes in to ensure every guest has a perfect stay, and so we are delighted to award Chewton Glen the top spot, - along with awards for spa hotel of the year and countryside hotel of the year. From wood-burning stoves to hot tubs on the private deck, and of course Sky boxes in every room, Chewton Glen are exemplars in anticipating their guests' every need".

"Congratulations to all of you that have been included in the Hoteliers Hotels Top 100 and to those who voted to create this most definitive list of the UK's greatest hotels".

The Hoteliers Hotels Top 100

1. Chewton Glen, New Milton, Hampshire
2. Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons, Great Milton, Oxfordshire
3. The Goring, London
4. Claridge's, London
5. The Dorchester, London
6. Lime Wood, Lyndhurst, Hampshire
7. Lucknam Park, Colerne, Wiltshire
8. Gleneagles, Auchterarder, Perthshire
9. Gravetye Manor, West Hoathly, Sussex
10. Cliveden, Taplow, Berkshire
11. The Ritz, London
12. The Connaught, London
13. Rosewood London
14. Babington House, Frome, Somerset
15. Ham Yard Hotel, London
16. The Pig on the Beach, Studland, Dorset
17. Foxhill Manor, Broadway, Worcestershire
18. Dormy House, Broadway, Worcestershire
19. The Vineyard at Stockcross, Berkshire
20. Calcot Manor, Tetbury, Gloucestershire
21. Whatley Manor, Malmesbury, Wiltshire
22. Langham London
23. Gidleigh Park, Chagford, Devon
24. Browns, London
25. Endsleigh, Milton Abbot, Devon
26. London Edition
27. The Berkeley, London
28. Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
29. Four Seasons Park Lane, London
30. Hartwell House , Near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
31. The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire
32. Town Hall Hotel, London
33. Scarlet Hotel, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall
34. Dukes London, London
35. South Place Hotel, London
36. No 41, London
37. Pennyhill Park, Bagshot, Surrey
38. Rockliffe Hall, Darlington, County Durham
39. Ynyshir Hall, Eglwysfach, Machynlleth, Powys
40. Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London
41. Coworth Park, Ascot, Berkshire
42. Barnsley House, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
43. Salcombe Harbour Hotel, South Devon
44. Lanesborough, London
45. Northcote, Langho, Lancashire
46. Bodysgallen Hall, Llandudno, Wales
47. Cafe Royal, London
48. The Beaumont, London
49. Savoy, London
50. The Milestone Hotel, London
51. Chesterfield Mayfair, London
52. Shangri La at the Shard, London
53. Buckland Manor, near Broadway, Worcestershire
54. Hotel Gotham, Manchester
55. 45 Park Lane, London
56. Egerton House, London
57. The Capital, London
58. Manor House, Castle Combe, Wiltshire
59. The Ampersand Hotel, London
60. The Hoxton, London
61. Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
62. The Lowry Hotel, Manchester
63. Rudding Park, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
64. Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
65. Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales
66. Lainston House, Winchester, Hampshire
67. South Lodge, Horsham, West Sussex
68. Gilpin Lodge, Windermere, Cumbria
69. The May Fair Hotel, London
70. Hambleton Hall, Oakham, Leicestershire
71. The Pig near Bath, Somerset
72. St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London
73. Mondrian London
74. Chester Grosvenor
75. Tresanton, St Mawes, Truro, Cornwall
76. The Arch London
77. Lord Crewe Arms, Blanchland, County Durham
78. Cameron House, Loch Lomond, Alexandria
79. The Grove, Chandler's Cross, Hertfordshire
80. The Harbourmaster, Aberaeron, Ceredigion
81. Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa, Evershot, Dorset
82. InterContinental London Park Lane
83. Amberley Castle, Near Arundel, West Sussex
84. Seaham Hall, County Durham
85. Christchurch Harbour, Dorset
86. G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh
87. Driftwood, Portscatho, Cornwall
88. Charlotte Street Hotel, London
89. Linthwaite House, Windermere, Cumbria
90. The Pig, Brockenhurst, New Forest, Hampshire
91. Watergate Bay, Cornwall
92. Slaughters Manor House, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
93. Haymarket Hotel, London
94. Cotswold House, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire
95. The Grove, Narbeth
96. The Atlantic, Jersey
97. Stoke Park, near Slough
98. The Soho Hotel, London
99. Longueville Manor, Jersey
100. Llangoed Hall, Brecon, Wales

Boutique Hotel of the Year
1 Foxhill Manor
2 Ynyshir Hall
3 Maison Talbooth

City Centre Hotel of the Year
1 The Goring
2 Claridge's
3 The Dorchester

Countryside Hotel of the Year
1 Chewton Glen
2 Lucknam Park
3 Lime Wood

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

Food Hotel of the Year 1 Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons
2 Gidleigh Park
3 Pennyhill Park

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

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