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Date: 02/10/2014

Two hotels that are part of the Destination Worcestershire scheme have been named the best in the UK after winning Hotel of the Year and Small Hotel Group of the year at the AA Hospitality Awards 2014.

Dormy House in Broadway has scooped the top hotel award in England, becoming AA Hotel of the Year 2014-15 and Brockencote Hall, part of the Eden Hotel Collection walked away with Small Hotel Group of the year.

The AA Awards are amongst the most prestigious national awards of their kind and draw on the unrivalled knowledge and expertise of the AA inspectorate and other industry professionals involved in the judging process.

Winners are selected in recognition of excellence and success within their award category, having shown a significant improvement within the preceding 12 to 18 months and proving their dedication to raising industry standards and enhancing both their guest and diner experiences.

Dormy’s CEO Andrew Grahame said: “AA Hotel of the Year is one of the UK’s most prestigious hospitality awards and we were thrilled even to reach the final shortlist, let alone be given the title. Winning Hotel of the Year for England in the AA Hospitality Awards so soon after opening the new hotel and spa is a dream come true.”

Mark Chambers, Managing Director of the Eden Collection said: “We are delighted and extremely proud to have been recognised by the AA Hospitality Awards, which is hugely prestigious for our industry. To win this award in a highly competitive market place is a great achievement and one which I’m honoured to share with each and every member of our fantastic team."

Both of the award winning hotels have also entered the Visit Worcestershire Awards for Excellence 2014. The Awards ceremony will be held as part of the Annual Tourism Conference, which is sponsored by the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership at the Mercure Kidderminster on 23rd October 2014 from 2:00pm-5.30pm. Guest speakers will include James Berresford, Chief Executive for VisitEngland and Matt Lloyd from Ventutec. The Winner and Highly Commended from each category will be put forward to the 2015 VisitEngland Awards For Excellence.

To book a place for this event contact Visit Worcestershire on 0845 614 1540 or