Scooping the top award in the ‘Best UK Hotel’ category for the third year in a row, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Great Milton, Oxfordshire was recognised as a clear winner for its two Michelin Star cuisine, ‘supreme style and comfort’ and ‘friendly, engaging yet discreet’ service. Belmond was also named runner-up in the ‘Best River Cruise Company’ category for luxury cruisers Belmond Orcaella and Belmond Road to Mandalay – an amazing achievement for this boutique specialist operation, which offers journeys along the Chindwin and Ayeyarwady Rivers in Myanmar.
Created by celebrated chef Raymond Blanc OBE, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is one of the country’s most intimate and original hotels, with 32 individually designed guest rooms and suites. Renowned for offering one of the UK’s finest gastronomic experiences, the hotel received two Michelin stars in 1984 and has held them ever since. The ‘Best UK Hotel’ award coincides with the news that the hotel has retained its two Michelin Stars again in 2016, meaning it has held them for 32 consecutive years.
Collecting the award in Tel Aviv, Philip Newman-Hall, Director and General Manager of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, commented: ‘We are very honoured to receive this prestigious award, as voted by readers. Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons prides itself on offering outstanding service and cuisine and this award confirms our reputation as one of the UK’s most acclaimed hotels at the cutting-edge of culinary excellence’.
Belmond’s unique collection was also recently recognised at the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards 2015, with 10 hotels and trains listed amongst the world’s top 100 travel experiences. These included the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, which won the ‘Specialist Train’ category.