The hospitality industry is well known for long, unsociable hours, working when most people have days off and having sore feet 99.9% of the time! A career in hospitality is something you choose because you the love the job and satisfaction of making someone’s stay or evening memorable for the right reasons. Saying that, it’s also very nice to get recognition for all your hard work, which is why the Scottish Hotel Awards is one of the highlights of our year!
The Scottish Hotel Awards 2015 were hosted at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow and The Dunstane are proud to have been represented with 4 very well deserving nominees. Seated at a prestigious table with the hosts from the Crowne Plaza, who won Events Team of the year (we saw why throughout the night!) a stunning dinner was served. A cocktail of poached Shetland salmon, brown shrimp, clams, lobster and chorizo was followed with a pan seared Buccleuch beef fillet and a trio of desserts – lemon and lime pannacotta tart, chocolate and hazelnut slice and a strawberry yoghurt macaroon.
Then it was time for business! Our first nominee was Front of House Manager, Dayne Hart, who came away a finalist for the Front of House Team Member Award, which was won by the Tontine Hotel. Laura Taylor our longest serving employee was a finalist in the Housekeeper of the Year Award, won by the Hilton Garden Inn, Glasgow. Next up was our lovely owner Shirley Mowat who didn’t know the team had entered her for the Independent Hotelier of The Year Award! Shirley also came away a top finalist with the award going to Kevin and Vivian Kyle, owners of the Lochside House Hotel. Our final nominee of the night was our fantastic Hotel Manager, Samantha Wright who went ahead and won a Rising Star Award!
Experience the Scottish Hotel Awards luxury at the Dunstane
It was a successful night all round for the team who had a brilliant night in Glasgow at the Scottish Hotel Awards and now we have our fingers crossed for the CIS Excellence Awards coming up in May….for which we are one of only 3 Scottish hotels nominated for Independent Hotel of the Year! If you want to come and congratulate the team in person and judge us for yourself. we have some great special offers on at the moment!