Gleneagles will be bringing in the bells this Hogmanay with a toast to 16 new awards – a record number for the iconic Scottish hotel and sporting estate – after a string of successes across the business over the past 12 months.

The five-star Perthshire property is celebrating the culmination of a very different year having won several prestigious accolades, including Best UK Hotel in the Condé Nast Traveller’s Readers' Choice Awards 2020 and Best Hotel in the World in The Times and The Sunday Times Travel Awards 2020.


A host of other awards won over the course of the year reflects excellence across every element of the guest experience from housekeeping and greenkeeping to reception and restaurants.




Conor O’Leary, Gleneagles’ Managing Director, said:

“We’re proud and humbled to have received so many fantastic awards which reflect our unwavering commitment to deliver an outstanding experience and recognise the talents, dedication and efforts of our team. It’s been a year like no other, presenting challenges not just for hospitality, but for families, communities and businesses around the world.  We’re incredibly grateful to all our guests for their support and for the opportunity to end this year on such a positive note which gives us the momentum to make 2021 even better.”




Full list of recent awards for Gleneagles

Hotel and estate-wide

·         Hotel of the Year Scotland – AA Hospitality Awards

·         Best Golf Resort in the World – The Daily Telegraph and Ultratravel Magazine’s ULTRAs awards

·         #1 Golf Resort in the UK & Ireland – Golf World Magazine

·         101 best hotels and destinations around the world – Tatler Travel Guide

·         Best UK Hotel in the Condé Nast Traveller’s Readers' Choice Awards

·         Scotland’s Best Golf Hotel in the World Golf Awards

·         Best Hotel in the World in The Times and The Sunday Times Travel Awards



·         Best Restaurant Scene – The Tatler Travel Awards

·         Restaurant Manager of the Year – Institute of Hospitality and the Academy of Food & Wine Service (Daniel Greenock, Strathearn Restaurant Manager)

·         Gold Service Scholarship (Elizabeth Forkuoh, Strathearn Restaurant Assistant Manager)



·         Hotel Chef of the Year – The Hotel Cateys (Simon Attridge, Executive Chef)

·         30 of the most talented stars aged under 30 – The Caterer’s Acorn Awards (Andrew Mackay, Head Pastry Chef)



·         Greenkeeper of the Year Award – the 59club Service Excellence Awards (Scott Fenwick, Director of Agronomy, and Craig Haldane, Golf Courses Manager)



·         The 50 most influential people in British Luxury Brands – the Walpole Power List (Conor O’Leary, Managing Director)



·         Highly Commended Award – the Hotel Housekeeping Honours Awards (Michal Vilcinsky, Housekeeping Supervisor)



·         UK Receptionist of the Year – AICR (Katharina Strasser, Guest Experience Co-ordinator)




Gleneagles Hotel is closed to residents until 31st January 2021. The golf courses, The Academy, The Clubhouse, Bob & Cloche and leisure membership facilities remain open to people residing in the Perth and Kinross local authority area. The Dormy restaurant is open for local residents to enjoy food and non-alcoholic beverages each day until 6pm.




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