ARGYLL, Scotland, United Kingdom -- The Village at Machrihanish Dunes is pleased to announce that The Ugadale Hotel, a mere four months after it opening its doors, has been awarded the 2012 "Golf Hotel of the Year" by the Scottish Hotel Awards held on 9 May 1012. This year marked the 9th Annual Scottish Hotel Awards known as the 'Scottish Hotel Oscars' and "the flagship awards for the Scottish hotel industry" (First Minister Alex Salmond). This award comes on the heels of Machrihanish Dunes' recent recognition as one of the 2012 Certificate of Excellence Award recipients by Trip Advisor®, awarded by travelers who have consistently given The Village at Machrihanish Dunes the highest (5) rating.
The Scottish Hotel Awards are given in recognition of Scottish hoteliers and those in the hospitality industry that have gone the extra mile in their delivery of superior products and services. Established in 2003, The Scottish Hotel Awards recognize both individuals and establishments and were created to encourage, recognize and reward excellence.
Once regarded as the pinnacle of luxury accommodation in the west of Scotland when it was alternately known as The Ugadale Arms Hotel and The Machrihanish Hotel, The Ugadale Hotel is again welcoming visitors following a year of careful restoration work. It is the first time the hotel has welcomed guests in more than 30 years. The new Ugadale Hotel offers 22 luxurious guest rooms and suites, many overlooking the Atlantic and famed Machrihanish Golf Club. It is located just minutes from the award-winning Machrihanish Dunes golf course and features a restaurant and bar called The Kintyre Club, the full-service Serenity Spa and a Fitness Centre.
"These awards are truly a testament to the quality of the restoration and the outstanding staff at The Village at Machrihanish Dunes," said Kevin Lewis, Owners Representative at Machrihanish Dunes. "Our primary objective is to create happy and loyal customers, and the results of the Scottish Hotel Awards and Trip Advisor are a true indication that our property is top notch and our staff is dedicated to providing memorable experiences and outstanding customer service for our guests."
The Village at Machrihanish Dunes consists of the Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club (Top 100 Course in U.K. & Ireland by Golf World), The Ugadale Hotel, The Ugadale Cottages (Golf Tourism Scotland's 2010 "Small Hotel of the Year,") The Kintyre Club, Serenity Spa, The Old Clubhouse Pub, The Royal Hotel, The Harbourview Grille and The Black Sheep Pub.
Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club and the luxury accommodations in both Machrihanish and Campbeltown, Scotland are managed by Southworth Europe Limited. Southworth Europe Limited is an affiliate of Southworth Development LLC, a privately held company based in Newton, Massachusetts, specializing in the development of residential resort & hospitality branded real estate communities. Through its affiliated companies, Southworth Development is extremely active in the international golf industry.
Nancy Powers, Director of Public Relations
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