Morley Hayes recognised as one of Europe’s best hotels

Morley Hayes, one of Derbyshire’s best-loved leisure facilities, has been named UK Private Luxury Hotel of the Year at this year’s Luxury Travel Guide Awards, Europe.

The hotel, restaurant and golf venue on Main Road in Morley has been recognised in the European leg of The Luxury Travel Guide Awards, which represent the pinnacle of hospitality achievement.

The Luxury Travel Guide Awards celebrate excellence across all sectors of the travel and tourism industry. The judging criteria is focused on championing the most innovative facilities and takes into account design, service excellence, employee satisfaction and location.

The final decision on the category winners follows a 12-month deliberation and inspection process in order to identify everything from the best hotels and beach resorts, through to the finest quality hiking companies and airline services.

The judging panel for the awards included TV personalities Shane Green (Resort Rescue) and Marianela Pereyra (Resident Beach Expert), Claire Newell (Travel Expert), luxury travel photographer Antonio Cuellar, as well as the in-house team at Luxury Travel Guide.

The awards aim to identify the highest quality in travel and hospitality across the globe, with accolades handed out to businesses across every continent.

Other European winners include Turkey’s Elif Hanim Hotel & Spa which won Unique Luxury Hotel of the Year, Hotel Schwarzer Adler in Austria which was voted Modern Luxury Hotel of the Year and the Mount Falcon Estate in County Mayo won the award for Traditional Luxury Hotel of the Year.

Speaking of being awarded this prestigious accolade, Andrew Allsop, managing director of Morley Hayes, said: “To be recognised by these international awards is an incredible achievement.

“The Morley Hayes team work so hard to make sure that our hotel and leisure facilities consistently deliver the very highest standards, so for their efforts and hard work to be recognised on the global stage is hugely gratifying.”