The Luxury Jersey Hotels group is finishing the year on a high as its members celebrate three coveted industry and consumer awards, reinforcing Jersey’s position as a centre for excellence in hospitality.
Grand Jersey’s Executive Head Chef Richard Allen was rewarded with a highly-acclaimed Hotel Catey ‘Chef of the Year’ award this month, joining The Royal Yacht Hotel’s Spa Sirène, voted ‘Best Spa in the Channel Islands’ by the Good Spa Guide in September, and The Atlantic Hotel which was named ‘Most Excellent Waterside Hotel’ by Condé Nast Johansens at their annual awards ceremony earlier in November.
Receiving such prestigious industry and consumer awards at a national level represents a significant accolade for the three local hotels, up against strong UK competition for the chance to be voted leaders in their field. Commenting on their Hotel Catey award for Executive Head Chef Richard Allen, Grand Jersey General Manager Eamonn Elliott said: ‘It’s amazing and very well deserved to see Richard’s hard work and dedication to excellence recognised at a national level with such a coveted industry award.’
Nigel Robson, Group Chief Executive of The Royal Yacht Hotel expressed his thoughts on the hotel’s recent spa award, saying: ‘We’re exceptionally proud of the Spa Sirène team, and to have their expertise rewarded by the UK’s independent Good Spa Guide means a great deal to us.’
The Atlantic Hotel’s ‘Most Excellent Waterside Hotel’ accolade marks the fourth occasion the hotel has been the recipient of a major award from Condé Nast Johansens. The acclaimed annual awards were created to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence, and are widely accepted to represent some of the industry’s finest standards in luxury and independent accommodation.
The members of Luxury Jersey Hotels, the group of four and five star independent hotels which includes Hotel de France, L’Horizon Hotel & Spa, Grand Jersey, The Royal Yacht, The Club Hotel & Spa and The Atlantic Hotel, are delighted to see the island’s hospitality industry rewarded in such a positive way. Representing a trusted mark of quality for the industry as well as travel professionals and consumers, these awards help to put Jersey firmly on the map as a destination for excellence when it comes to hospitality, gastronomy and spa and wellness.
Chairman of the Luxury Jersey Hotels group and owner of The Atlantic Hotel, Patrick Burke said: ‘While 2012 has been a challenging year for hospitality businesses, these prestigious awards reflect the strong determination of our members never to compromise standards in their pursuit of excellence. The accolades are a tribute to the work of each hotel’s team, from head chefs to housekeepers, as well as all the hardworking individuals behind the scenes that ensure these establishments deliver an exceptional guest experience each and every day.’