PRLog - Jan. 8, 2013 - AYR, U.K. -- Ayrshire, Scotland, 8 January 2013--It’s official! Western House Hotel in Ayr has been voted the Romantic Hotel of the Year in the UK.
Western House Hotel at Ayr Racecourse, Ayrshire, Scotland.
The four-star venue at Ayr Racecourse was given the accolade by LateRooms.com, one of the world's leading hotel reservations website, in their first ever Simply the Guest Awards.
Only one other hotel from Scotland featured in the top 10, and no other Ayrshire hotel was listed.
Western House Hotel general manager Malcolm Balish commented: “This is a huge honour for everyone at Western House. This award is based purely on genuine guest reviews, so it means a lot to us.
“When you think of some of the hotel locations in the world, for Western House to win this award is exceptional. In the hospitality industry LateRooms.com is a major, major website, and to be recognised in this way in their first ever Simply The Guest Awards is very special.”
A spokesman from LateRooms.com said: “We launched our Simply the Guest Awards to find and recognise the hotels that our guests simply love the most - like Western House Hotel. This is based solely on genuine guest reviews, and is the only award of this type in the UK.”
Some of the comments from guests included: “Staff were very professional and friendly. Excellent restaurant menu and quality of food. Very relaxing surroundings.
“Fantastic rooms and venue food was amazing. Would stay any time. Have stayed in many different hotels worldwide, and Western House Hotel is certainly one of my top three. Surpasses many places, even better than some luxury hotels in Dubai.
“Super place to stay, accommodation very good, food excellent and staff very attentive.”
Western House also came 17th in the Overall Category, one of only two Scottish hotels to feature in the top 20, and the only Ayrshire hotel to do so.
This is the latest in a string of awards won by Western House Hotel. Last year at the Scottish Hotel Awards the venue won six awards, including the Wedding Team of the Year and the Reception Excellence Gold Medal.
At previous awards Western House won the Scottish Wedding Hotel of the Year on three separate occasions.
Western House Hotel at Ayr Racecourse is a Founder Member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.
THE ELITE AYRSHIRE BUSINESS CIRCLE
The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle is an association founded in 2007 by some of the top companies in Ayrshire.
Its purpose is to publicise its members, and to celebrate and promote the wealth and rich diversity of entrepreneurial talent and business excellence that abounds here within the county boundaries of Ayrshire.
Members include the Clydesdale Bank, Ayr Racecourse, Western House Hotel, Turnberry Golf Resort and South Ayrshire Council. Member company activities include broadcasting, building and construction, architectural practice, estate agency and land management, chartered accountancy, insurance broking, legal services, golf club management, marketing services and brand creation, web design and public relations consultancy.
Frazer Coogans Commercial Solicitors senior partner Norman Geddes is executive chairman of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle, and managing director is public relations consultancy Fame Publicity Services proprietor Murdoch MacDonald.
For further information about The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle and to apply for membership, e-mail eliteayrshire@
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