Who would have thought it? Yorkshire, a luxury travel destination. You don’t have to travel for the best of what the world has to offer. In our own back garden stands one of the best and most luxurious hotels the UK has to offer. A Yorkshire hotel has been crowned as part of the AA Hospitality Awards 2022.
Grantley Hall, in Ripon, was presented with the Hotel of the Year award during a ceremony in London. So you can cancel any plans for the Maldives and Dubai. Yorkshire is where it’s at nowadays.
Andrew McPherson, Grantley Hall’s general manager, said: “On behalf of the owners, management and whole team at Grantley Hall we are absolutely thrilled to receive this prestigious award. Grantley Hall is still a relatively new business which has navigated the challenges of covid only months after opening our doors for the first time.
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“It has been a tough three years – as it has been for all of our industry colleagues. This award tells us that despite the challenges we have faced, and continue to face, we are getting things right. We have created a very special property and the team works tirelessly every day to deliver exceptional customer service to our guests. This award is for the Grantley team.”
In the inspector’s report Grantley Hall was praised for its fusion of contemporary style and historical character. The report said: “Grantley Hall offers a wonderful fusion of contemporary style and historical character.
“The original hall dates back to the 17th Century and now boasts award-winning restaurants along with a state-of-the-art luxury gym, wellness centre and spa. Arriving through the manicured grounds and gardens there is a real sense of luxury and exclusivity.”
It is in Ripon along the River Skell, the mansion that has 47 rooms is the perfect getaway in the heart of God’s own country. In first place on the list was The Balmoral, A Rocco Forte Hotel, Edingburgh, and in second place was Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, Chippenham, with The Gainsborough Bath Spa, Bath in third place.
That’s not the first time the hotel has been featured on a top hotel list. It was named the second-best hotel in the world by Luxury Travel Intelligence. Speaking on its inclusion on the list LIT said, “We could go on forever about all the wonderful things we found, but you should go and discover this exceptional property for yourself. You will not be disappointed.”
You can see the full list of winners from the 2022 AA Hospitality Awards here.
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