2016 Scottish Hotel Awards

The 13th annual Scottish Hotel Awards gala dinner took place at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Edinburgh last night. The Pierhouse team put on their finest to sip some bubbly and dance the night away .....and pick up a few awards along the way.

The Pierhouse wins 5 awards

Over 400 people attended the much anticipated and prestigious event to celebrate the accomplishments of Scotland’s best hotels and hospitality professionals. The Pierhouse Hotel was well represented on the night with Lorraine, Rita, Laura and Caroline accompanying Nick & Nikki to the awards' night. We are delighted to report that the hotel received five awards this year.

People of Excellence - Lorraine and Rita win awards

As Pierhouse guests will know, Lorraine and Rita are the life and soul of our bar. It therefore came as no surprise to us that they have won 2016 People of Excellence awards at the Scottish Hotel Awards.  Lorraine received Food & Beverage Manager of the Year for Argyll & Lomond region and Rita was named Bar Manager of the Year for Argyll & Lomond region - both thoroughly deserving award winners.

Lorraine with People of Excellence Award
Rita receiving People of Excellence Award

Bar of the Year, 2016 Argyll & Lomond Regional Winner

The judges were looking for a bar with character and atmosphere, backed up by friendly, knowledgeable staff. Expertise in the whisky, gin or wines on offer was important as well as high quality and value for money bar food. We're very pleased that the Ferry Bar at The Pierhouse rated so highly to be the Bar of the Year in our region.

Family Hotel of the Year - Argyll & Lomond Regional Winner

Region by region, judges looked for hotels providing a truly good family experience. Original-thinking, nice touches and staff experience and attitude counted for much. We are delighted to have won this Family Hotel of the Year award in our region.

Scottish Independent Hotelier of the Year, Nick & Nikki Horne

Nikki & Nick Horne - Scottish Independent Hoteliers of the Year

The Scottish Hotel Awards scheme has been exceptionally active and pioneering in the way the system seeks, finds, encourages and responds to individual talent, passion and effort in Scottish hospitality. The results are the People of Excellence awards. Nick & Nikki were delighted to have been short-listed for the Scottish Independent Hotelier of the Year Award and, on the night, felt immensely proud to win the award.

Accepting the award, Nick & Nikki recognised the team effort that the award represented saying "we feel very honoured to receive this award in this our tenth year at The Pierhouse - it's a true reflection of the hard work and passion of the whole Pierhouse team - and we're very pleased to be surrounded by some of our team here tonight."

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