LONDON, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Thistle Hotels has succeeded in striking gold by receiving five accolades at The Scottish Hotel Awards 2011. The prestigious ceremony, dubbed 'The Scottish Hotel Oscars', was held in Thistle Glasgow's ornate Grand Ballroom, which proved to be the perfect setting for the evening as it was awarded the prize of Function Venue of the Year.
It was an extremely successful night for Thistle, as its Aberdeen Altens hotel (http://www.thistle.com/en/hotels/united_kingdom/aberdeen/aberdeen_altens/index.html) won a gold medal in the Business Performance Award, while Thistle Aberdeen Airport (http://www.thistle.com/en/hotels/united_kingdom/aberdeen/thistle_aberdeen_airport/index.html) scooped the Events and Parties Award in the medium venue category. The awards tally didn't stop there for Thistle's Aberdeen properties, as individual gold medals were also awarded in the manager category to Alison Christie from Aberdeen Airport and Stephen Gow from Aberdeen Altens.
The Scottish Hotel Awards event is held annually, not only to celebrate and encourage excellence in the hotel industry but also to raise funds for Hospitality Industry Trust (HIT) Scotland. Each year, the judging panel of the awards receive thousands of nominations from both industry professionals and members of the public, and all honours are independently researched ahead of the big night.
Ewing Stewart, Thistle's regional operations director for Scotland Hotels (http://www.thistle.com/en/group/find_a_hotel.html?searchby=region®ion=Scotland) said: "I'm absolutely thrilled with the success of our Scottish team, not just for the group and individual awards won but also for the fantastic effort made to host the ceremony. It was an enjoyable evening held in the best of spirits and we were very pleased to be able to support both the awards team and HIT Scotland. I'm extremely proud of all our winners and would like to congratulate everyone involved."
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About Thistle Hotels (http://www.thistle.com/en/index.html):
Thistle Hotels is part of Guoman Hotel Management (UK) Limited which operates hotels throughout the UK. Thistle has 33 hotels across the country, many in superb city centre locations, including eleven in central London. With a selection of restaurants and a choice of excellent health and leisure facilities, Thistle has something to offer everyone.
Thistle Hotels is the first hotel group to achieve Hospitality Assured accreditation, across its entire UK portfolio. Created by the Institute of Hospitality, the Hospitality Assured standard measures the quality within customer facing businesses across the hospitality, tourism and leisure industry.
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SOURCE Thistle Hotels