Stanbrook Abbey in Worcester, part of independent country house hotel group Hand Picked Hotels, has won Visit Worcester's Hotel of the Year 2019.
This 70 bedroom hotel situated in the Malvern Hills within the picturesque countryside of Worcester was awarded Hotel of the Year for outstanding performance, demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business throughout 2019. The annual Visit Worcester Awards for Excellence, held this year at The Chateau Impney in Droitwich, celebrate the very best of tourism within the city, recognising businesses that champion the most exceptional customer service and best practice within hospitality.
Gordon Burniston, general manager of Stanbrook Abbey Hotel commented, "On behalf of the entire team at Stanbrook Abbey, I am delighted to receive this award. The team at Stanbrook Abbey are completely guest-focused and committed to maintaining meticulous quality standards. I am thrilled that this award recognises the hard work of every member of the team and very proud to collect this prestigious accolade.
"Stanbrook Abbey is a very special hotel both in terms of its unique façade and grand interior spaces but also in the friendly and informal environment we work hard to maintain. This year has seen the multi-million refurbishment so to have such positive feedback from our guests across all sectors of our business is hugely rewarding.
"Reached by the sweeping drive, this historic hotel dates back the 17th century, and is now a mix of modern and contemporary design following a sympathetic renovation earlier this year."
This hotel comprises of 70 bedrooms, all uniquely designed to the grandeur of the building's exterior. The new on-site restaurant - The Refectory Dining Room & Terrace - serves modern British cuisine. Other facilities include George's Bar, The East Room for private functions and a cellar with party and games rooms.
About Hand Picked Hotels...
Founded in 2001 by former City lawyer Julia Hands MBE, Hand Picked Hotels has 19 architecturally stunning hotels in beautiful locations throughout the UK and the Channel Islands. The majority of hotels are listed buildings of historic significance as former schools, country clubs, monasteries or private homes with acres of grounds, stylish bedrooms and a large dose of quintessentially British period charm. Interior design is sympathetic to the grandeur and heritage of the hotels, making the most of their original features yet balanced with plenty of modern touches. Elegant dining rooms serve modern British seasonal food, lounges and libraries serve traditional, savoury and contemporary afternoon teas and there are terraces, lawns and patios to enjoy in the summer, guaranteeing an authentic country house hotel experience that invites guests to relax and feel at home. Ten hotels have dedicated spa and health clubs offering treatments from expert therapists using products from ELEMIS, Comfort Zone and ishga.
Stanbrook Abbey Hotel
Jennet Tree Lane, Callow End, Worcester WR2 4TY | www.handpickedhotels.co.uk/stanbrookabbey