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Old Course Hotel wins "Scottish Hotels Oscar"
April 5, 2011

The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in St Andrews has been named as the Luxury Resort Hotel of the Year in this year's Scottish Hotel Awards, often referred to as the "Scottish Hotels Oscars".

Owned by the Kohler Company, the Old Course Hotel is famed around the world for its luxurious accommodation, its excellent service, its Kohler Waters Spa and its championship heathland course, The Duke's St Andrews.

The Hotel, located on the 17 th fairway of the iconic Old Course, was also awarded four other accolades, including the Staff Management Excellence Award as well as personal recognition for three members of the Resort's team - Victoria MacLeod as Spa Manager of the Year, a Manager Gold Medal for Daniel Pereira and a Rising Star Chef Highest Commendation for the Resort's young Scottish chef, Ross Marshall.

"We are incredibly honoured to have won this fantastic accolade. The Staff Management Award and personal recognition were wonderful to receive - but the Luxury Resort of the Year Award is a real testament to the hard work and dedication shown by the whole team across the Resort," said Daniel Pereira, General Manager of the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa.

"Our competitors had enormous success as well, with our friends at Culloden House in Inverness also winning five awards. And, of course, huge congratulations must go to Stephen Carter, Managing Director of Cameron House on Loch Lomond, who picked up the prestigious Fellowship for Outstanding Industry Contribution 2011."

"As we know and respect the competition, we understand that to win five awards in one night, including being named as the best Luxury Resort Hotel of the Year in Scotland, is an outstanding achievement," Daniel concluded.

Inaugurated in 2003, the Scottish Hotel Awards are seen as the Scotland's premier hotel awards programme. The 8 th annual awards' ceremony was attended by hoteliers, management and staff from the very best Scottish hotels.


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