Andrew Brownsword Hotels named AA Hotel Group of the Year 2017-18

Andrew Brownsword Hotels property
Andrew Brownsword Hotels was named AA Hotel Group of the Year 2017-18 at the AA Hospitality Awards.  Awarded in recognition of the hotel group that has achieved the very highest standards across service, food and accommodation throughout all its properties, the award was collected by owners Andrew and Christina Brownsword at a glittering ceremony with over 1200 guests at the Grosvenor House Hotel.

Founded with the purchase of The Bath Priory in September 1994, Andrew Brownsword Hotels is today a collection of 13 privately owned hotels, located in some of the UK’s most beautiful places.  Comprised of seven countryside properties, five city centre ABode hotels, and Sydney House Chelsea, the group is owned by Andrew and Christina Brownsword, who, together with their team, strive to create very special places that truly embody their own ethos of great hospitality.

Andrew Brownsword comments, “In creating our collection, we chose to acquire each property on the basis that we not only love the location, but also have a real desire to provide the highest of standards in comfort and care.  Our dedicated teams care about the service they give, proven time and again when our guests return, and this award is fantastic recognition for all their efforts, for which I warmly thank and congratulate them”.   

Stephanie Hocking, CEO, comments, “This is such a prestigious award and I’m delighted for the Brownsword family and every single one of our incredibly hard working and professional team across every part of our business.  We have a fantastic portfolio of hotels, incredibly supportive and passionate owners, and a team across all of our properties of which we are immensely proud”.

Stephanie continues ‘We remain determined, as a team, to keep focussed on driving our quality of guest experience and team development ever forward. We have had a busy year including introducing exciting new Brasserie Abodes to ABode Manchester and Chester, opening the UK’s only L’Occitane Spa at The Bath Priory and we acquired The Old Swan and Minster Mill, opening a brand new spa there too. I look forward to more exciting developments that are already in the pipeline for the year ahead, which include a brand new training and development platform for the whole company”.

The AA states the Hotel Group of the Year Award is “A hugely prestigious award presented in recognition of the hotel group that has a proven track record of striving to ensure the very best levels of service, food and accommodation across the range of properties.  Attention to detail is imperative and a committed and structured approach to future development is essential”.  Now in its 20th year, the glittering awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House hotel celebrates England’s top hotels, restaurants and pubs, and the people behind them.