PRESS RELEASE FROM THE AA
The AA is delighted to announce that the Angel Hotel is the winner of the AA Hotel of the Year, Wales, 2016
Attended by world-renowned chefs, prominent hoteliers and restaurateurs, hospitality gurus and key media, and with a celebrity host, the AA Hospitality Awards, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel is a highlight in the industry calendar. Over the course of the evening, the event recognises and rewards the excellent services provided by our very best establishments, in addition to acting as the initial high-profile launch of the latest editions of the AA’s range of lifestyle guides.
The AA Hotel of the Year Award was introduced in 1992, and is the AA’s ultimate accolade for hotels in the UK. It is awarded to hotels that are recognised as being outstanding examples in their particular market. From the small family-run hotel to the most ambitious commercial ventures, hotels of every size and style are potential winners.
About The Angel Hotel:
Situated in the heart of the bustling market town of Abergavenny, the Angel Hotel was established as a coaching inn on the road between London and Fishguard in the 18th Century. Over the years, the hotel has seen many changes in ownership, each of which put its own stamp on the grand Georgian building. In 2002, the hotel was taken over by a local family who have spent the last 14 years carefully and lovingly bringing the tired old building back to its former glory, whilst creating a contemporary and distinctive identity. The residents of Abergavenny have seen the hotel transform into a bright, elegant hub, very much in the center of community. All public areas and guestrooms have been stylishly renovated and the hotel now encompasses many beautiful areas, where people come regularly, to enjoy a meal, drink or stay. The level of Food & Beverage trade through the bar, afternoon tea room and restaurant has gone from strength to strength and is now a huge component of the business.
Why it’s a winner:
“This hotel impresses on many counts. Physically there has been a complete transformation, with smart public areas offering high levels of comfort and style. Using a local art shop, décor is specific to this property and further enhanced with a great number of local art works. The team here strive to surpass expectations from the minute you walk through the door to ensure every guest leaves with a positive impression.” – AA Inspector
How do they feel about winning?
Emily Heath, project manager, said: “We are thrilled to have won this award. It is valued recognition for all the hard work the whole team at The Angel put in every day. We would like to also mention our loyal, regular customers and all the local people who have supported us over the years. And all of our suppliers, in the local area and further afield who provide us fabulous product.”