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Swinton Park bags a hat trick of Yorkshire Awards

12th October, 2011

Swinton Park success at the Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2011

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Swinton Park has won THREE Yorkshire hospitality awards in the last three weeks.

At the Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards in September the hotel won Hotel of the Year 2011 and the Executive Chef, Simon Crannage, won Chef of the Year 2011. This week, at the White Rose Awards, the hotel’s Event Manager, Hannah Hinchcliffe, was a finalist in the Outstanding Customer Service Award and the hotel won Hotel of the Year 2011 (30 and under bedrooms). The evening event was hosted by Welcome to Yorkshire at Doncaster Racecourse with 1000 guests attending.

“This has proved to be an excellent year for us, and we are all delighted!” commented proprietor Felicity Cunliffe-Lister, “The hotel, cookery school and spa have continued to improve our standards of excellent and levels of business which is a fantastic achievement given the current economic climate.”

Hotel staff at the awards

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Press : Felicity C Lister : felicity@swintonpark.com : 01765 680944

Notes for the Editor :

  1. Swinton Park is a 4 Red Star (AA) and 3 Rosette (AA) luxury castle hotel set in 200 acres of parkland in the Yorkshire Dales
  2. Pictured are the hotel staff who attended the Awards : Peter Llewellyn (General Manager) far left and Felicity Cunliffe-Lister (Proprietor) fourth from left, with finalist Hannah Hinchcliffe far right and the rest of the team, and Christa Ackroyd (BBC Presenter) third from left.
  3. The hotel is running a Halloween family trail in the Parkland during the Half Term week and a Fright Night on Sunday 30th October, in aid of Masham Young Farmers.

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