For nearly 20 years, The Cateys, as they are better known, have cast a spotlight on the industry’s high flyers and hottest venues, so it’s not surprising that The Midland has beaten off stiff competition, after such a successful year.
Rewarding the hospitality industry exemplars, with recipients nominated, selected and rewarded by their industry peers, the overall winners were crowned at an awards ceremony at The Grosvenor House in London on Tuesday night.
The Midland received the sought-after industry accolade having come top of the Group Hotel of the Year category, ahead of The Caledonian Hotel in Edinburgh, and The Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow who were also shortlisted.
Michael Magrane, General Manager at The Midland Hotel said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have been crowned Group Hotel of the Year. This award is the result of a team effort; everyone is dedicated to creating the best possible experience for our guests and it’s great to receive such wonderful recognition.”
He continued: “We’ve had an incredible year, our partnership with Simon Rogan has resulted in two amazing restaurants and raised our profile on a national level with the BBC documentary Restaurant Wars, not to mention being shortlisted for City Hotel of the Year at The Food and Travel Magazine Awards where we’re up against The Berkeley, and the Mandarin Oriental in Hyde Park.
Most importantly however, this award reaffirms The Midland’s position as one of the greatest grand hotels in the UK, and we’re very proud to bring this accolade to Manchester.”