Peeblesshire hotel lauded for its excellence

SBSR Macdonald Cardrona, Peebles
SBSR Macdonald Cardrona, Peebles

Two Borderers have been recognised as ‘People of Excellence’ at ana awards ceremony showcasing the best of Scottish hotels.

The Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf and Spa, in Peeblesshire, has been awarded two ‘People of Excellence’ honours at the prestigious 2016 Scottish Hotel Awards.

Head chef Ivor Clarke and wedding coordinator Jeanette Robertson were both presented with prizes for the Scottish Borders region.

Regional winners for the ‘People of Excellence’ award represent professionals who clearly stand out amongst their peer group.

The award is considered a true honour and recognises those individuals who make Scottish hotels so special, including the many people who work tirelessly behind the scenes.

Established in 2003 and celebrated annually, the Scottish Hotel Awards are the crème de la crème when it comes to recognising excellence in the hospitality industry.

Andrew Deighan, general manager at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf and Spa said: “Everyone at the hotel is incredibly proud of Jeanette and Ivor.

“From my perspective it’s a real privilege to work alongside talented individuals with such a professional, dedicated work ethic.

“It’s fantastic they’ve been recognised with such a high accolade and I look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.”

The hotel’s Renwicks Restaurant features panoramic views of the golf course and the Border hills, and serves only the finest quality meat and fish. Where possible all vegetables and dairy are sourced from local, organic suppliers.

Ivor Clarke, head chef at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf and Spa said this week: “Striving to bring that little something extra to the table means we’re able to give customers the absolute best food each and every time they visit us.”

He continued: “I’m honoured to be presented with the award which, in turn, I would like to share with the rest of my team.”

Set in 200 acres of private grounds and surrounded by hills, woodland and skirted by the winding River Tweed, the hotel can host weddings and events for up 200 people.

Jeanette Robertson, wedding coordinator at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf and Spa commented: “Helping couples to make their wedding day something they’ll never forget is a job in which I take great pride.

“I’m humbled to have been honoured with the award and look forward to organising many more weddings in the beautiful setting of the Cardrona in the days to come.

“It’s a fantastic location, and every wedding feels unique and special.”