Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa awarded Hand Picked’s Hotel of the Year

Cheshire-based Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa in Nantwich has won Hotel of the Year at Hand Picked Hotels’ 2012 awards.
Hand Picked Hotels, a collection of 17 country house hotels located across the UK, holds an annual ceremony to celebrate the achievements of the hotels in the collection. Awarded to the hotel who continuously strives to deliver the highest standard of service possible to its guests, coupled with strong financial performance, the Hotel of the Year Award is the most prestigious of the awards.
Recently the onsite spa at Rookery Hall Hotel was given the five bubble award by the Good Spa Guide and the hotel experienced double digit growth in hotel profit, with occupancy over 70 per cent for the year.
“We’ve worked really hard over the years to achieve and maintain our high standards so I am delighted to see it paying off and our staff being recognised for their dedication,” GM of Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa, Stephen Fearnley, says.
The Hand Picked Hotel awards included Employee of the Year 2012, which was awarded to Jonathan West, Maintenance Manager at New Hall Hotel & Spa in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham; Most Improved Performance 2012, won by Audleys Wood Hotel in Basingstoke, Hampshire; and Most Consistent Performance 2012, which was won by Crathorne Hall Hotel near Yarm, North Yorkshire, last year’s Hand Picked Hotel of the Year.
Built in 1816 and set in 38 acres, Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa is a four-star deluxe country hotel with 70 bedrooms and a 2AA Rosette restaurant. The award-winning spa has an 18-metre swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool, crystal steam room, sauna and relaxation rooms as well as health and fitness facilities.
The Hand Picked Hotels judging committee included board members Chairman and CEO, Julia Hands; Operations Director, Douglas Waddell; Commercial Director, Ken Arkley and Finance Director, Mandy Newton as well as Deputy Operations Director, Margaret Erstad; Head of HR, Deborah Seymour; Group HR Assistant, Keely Dobinson and Office Manager and PA to Chairman, Louise Fiksen.
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