Dromoland Castle Golf Club has been named ‘Ireland’s Best Golf Hotel 2018’ at the 5th annual World Golf Awards. The prestigious award ceremony took place in La Manga Club, Spain on Thursday, 1 until Sunday, 4 November, hosted by sports presenters, Steve Rider and Ela Clark.The annual World Golf Awards serve to celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism, world-class courses and golf destinations. Launched in 2014, the World Golf Awards aim to drive up standards within the golf tourism industry by rewarding the organisations that are leaders in their field. Votes are made by professionals working within the golf travel and tourism industry.Designed by internationally renowned Ron Kirby and JB Carr, Dromoland Castle Golf Club is set on the 450-acre estate of Dromoland Castle. The impressive parkland course combines gentle hills, ancient trees and unexpected water hazards to deliver a demanding and exhilarating course, presenting an enjoyable challenge to both … [Read more...] about Dromoland Castle Golf Club named Ireland’s Best Golf Hotel at the World Golf Awards
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For individual courses, St Andrews Links (Old Course), Scotland scooped the award for ‘World's Best Golf Course’, while The Belfry was recognised as ‘World's Best Golf Hotel’. The 2018 World Golf Awards proved a truly global gathering of the golf tourism industry, with pioneers, influencers and leading figureheads from 43 nations in attendance. The prize-giving ceremony marked the climax of a three-day itinerary that included golf on La Manga Club’s West Course and South Course, in Spain. Chris Frost, Managing Director, World Golf Awards, said, “La Manga Club has proven a world-class host on what has been a magnificent evening of triumph for the golf tourism industry. We have had the privilege of recognising the leading golf courses, hotels, resorts and tour operators from across the world and my congratulations to each of them.” Other winners on the night included The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Grand Cayman (‘World's Best 9 Hole Golf … [Read more...] about Portugal is ‘World’s Best Golf Destination’
The Good Hotel Guide 2019 has revealed its 10 César award winners - including two Scottish hotels which are rated among the best in the country. The annual book is the leading independent UK hotel guide, and is published today . Two Scottish hotels feature in the top 10 'César' accolades handed out to exceptional hotels by the book's co-editors Adam Raphael and Ian Belcher. Singled out for praise are Kinloch Lodge, on the Isle of Skye , and Knockendarroch Hotel, Pitlochry . Ten César awards are presented each year to a selection of hotels which have demonstrated excellence in their field. Named after César Ritz, these are known as the Oscars of the hotel industry. Co-editors Adam Raphael and Ian Belcher say: "This year’s 2019 César winners have demonstrated excellence at every turn, providing guests with delicious food and warm hospitality. They have also succeeded in getting the all-important basics right, from a comfortable mattress or very good … [Read more...] about This Scottish hotel has been crowned the best luxury hotel in the UK
These ‘tourism Oscars’ were awarded to Vila Vita Parc in Lagoa (pictured) as ‘Best Resort,’ Salgados Palm Village near Galé in Albufeira (pictured below) as ‘Best Family Resort Hotel’ and Vila Joya, also in Galé, as ‘Best Beach Hotel’ in Portugal. The Algarve won the ‘Best Golf Course’ category with Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort in Lagos making it seven straight wins for the region. "It is with satisfaction that the hospitality industry in Algarve is once again distinguished by the excellence of its offer, by professionals in the industry who have evaluated and rewarded the best that the tourism industry has to offer in Portugal. “It is also with pride that the Algarve stands out once again as the best national golf destination, hosting the best golf course in the country," said the new president of the Algarve tourism body, João Fernandes. … [Read more...] about Portugal’s best golf course is….
Scotland is a land of historical monuments, rolling countryside, bothies... and boutique hotels. In fact, if you're looking for a cosy hideaway, you're practically spoilt for choice north of border. Whether you're in Edinburgh city centre or you've spent the day hiking the Highlands, there is likely a nook nearby for resting your head within stylish interiors and tucking into delicious – and in some cases, Michelin-starred – meals. Here's our pick of the best... Tigerlily, Edinburgh Tigerlily is all about cocktails and shoes and shopping and partying. A full-on designer's dream, it's not a place for the shy and retiring. Rooms are bold, busy, downright sexy havens of sheer, spoiling indulgence; go for one of the Georgian mini-suites if you fancy lighting any fires. The design in the bar/restaurant runs from eye-popping pop art to a wall of fake ferns, with plenty of mirrored glass mosaic – all the better to glimpse yourself looking fabulous. Read the full … [Read more...] about 15 of the best boutique hotels in Scotland