Cliveden Receives Top US Travel Award
Cliveden, the iconic 17th century stately home, has been named as one of the finest hotel properties in the world in the latest edition of the Forbes Travel Guide. The announcement was made on Monday 22nd February in Atlanta, USA, when Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its annual 2016 Recommended Awards.
Cliveden is the latest addition to the luxury travel ratings that have been the gold standard in the hospitality industry since 1958. “Our star ratings recognize the finest hotels, restaurants and spas in the world. These ratings serve as the most authoritative guideposts for guests seeking exceptional travel experiences. Our primary mission is to contribute to excellence in hospitality, serving the global tourism industry as well as the guest,” said Gerard J. Inzerillo, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide. “We’re proud to be associated with the new additions to our global list.”
Cliveden, who also scooped the top hotel award in England becoming ‘AA Hotel of the Year 2015-16’ last autumn, provides a decadent ‘home from home’ for guests from all around the globe who appreciate the fact that they are always made to feel more ‘house guest’ than ‘hotel client’. The recent multi-million pound refurbishment has added to the rich layers of history that make Cliveden completely unique in the hotel world.
Commenting on the award, Andrew Stembridge, Managing Director of Cliveden and its sister property, Chewton Glen said: “This fabulous achievement is testament to the vision and generosity of our owners, together with the energy and enthusiasm of General Manager, Sue Williams and the entire team”.
Recognition from such a prestigious travel organisation as Forbes comes at an important time as the house celebrates 350 years of making history with the completion of a meticulous restoration programme within the main house and the current redevelopment of the Clock Tower Courtyard with the planned opening of a new informal restaurant ‘The Astor Grill’, in April 2016.
The eponymous André Garrett Restaurant at Cliveden has also garnered a small trophy cabinet of awards recently, being named as one of the top 20 UK Restaurants in ‘The Waitrose Good Food Guide 2016’ and, being placed in the top 10 UK Restaurants in the highly regarded ‘Square Meal Guide’.