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Dormy House is AA Hotel of the Year

PUBLISHED: 13:38 03 October 2014 | UPDATED: 13:38 03 October 2014

Fiona Bruce (far left) and Simon Numphud (far right), head of AA Hotel Services, present the Dormy House team with their award

Fiona Bruce (far left) and Simon Numphud (far right), head of AA Hotel Services, present the Dormy House team with their award

Kit Fanner - On Location Events

Top hotel award goes to the Cotswolds’ newest refurbished hotel and spa

The Dormy House team celebrate at the front of the hotelThe Dormy House team celebrate at the front of the hotel

Dormy House in Broadway has scooped the top hotel award in England, becoming AA Hotel of the Year 2014-15.

TV presenter Fiona Bruce said: “This award is the AA’s ultimate accolade for hotels recognised as being outstanding examples in their field. This much-loved and privately-owned hotel has undergone a complete transformation. Great hospitality and food define the hotel of the year for England.”

The award, sponsored by Temple Spa, was announced at the climax to a glittering ceremony in London’s Grosvenor House.

Dormy’s CEO Andrew Grahame said: “AA Hotel of the Year is one of the UK’s most prestigious hospitality awards and we were thrilled even to reach the final shortlist, let alone be given the title. The AA Hotel of the Year award recognizes the huge effort everyone at the hotel has made since it re-opened. We’ve also had unending support from the Sorensen family, who have been involved throughout.

“Winning Hotel of the Year for England in the AA Hospitality Awards so soon after opening the new hotel and spa is a dream come true.”

The AA Hospitality Awards recognise a few of the thousands of British hotels with an AA rating. Only one establishment in England is awarded Hotel of the Year. Previous winners include Lime Wood in the New Forest and Gravetye Manor in Sussex.

Dormy House was bought by the Sorensen family in 1977 and over 36 years gained a loyal reputation for its warm country welcome. In 2013, the family invested in a multi-million pound refurbishment, with a complete interior redesign by London duo Todhunter Earle and a new destination spa by Sparcstudio.

In May, the transformation was completed with the launch of a luxury sister venue, Foxhill Manor, for exclusive-use weddings, house parties and corporate retreats.

Andrew Grahame said: “Our original aim, to be a beacon of modern, relaxed hospitality in the Cotswolds, has struck a note with visitors from all over the world. We have received fantastic reviews in national and international press and we aim to be known as one of the finest hotels in the UK. This award is a wonderful recognition that will help us achieve that goal.”

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For more about Dormy House, visitL www.dormyhouse.co.uk

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