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World Travel Awards 2010 Awarded Guernsey’s Leading Hotel to Red Carnation’s ‘The Old Government House Hotel and Spa’

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Old Government House Hotel and Spa World Travel Awards 2010 Awarded Guernseys Leading Hotel to Red Carnations The Old Government House Hotel and Spa

World Travel Awards 2010 Awarded Guernsey's Leading Hotel to Red Carnation's 'The Old Government House Hotel and Spa'

Red Carnation, the luxury collection of thirteen five and four star family-run boutique hotels, is delighted to announce their four star hotel in the Channel Islands, The Old Government House Hotel and Spa, was awarded “Guernsey’s Leading Hotel” at the recent World Travel Awards 2010 held in Turkey on the 1st October 2010.

Described as the ‘Oscars’ of the travel and tourism industry by The Wall Street Journal, the World Travel Awards represent the ultimate accolade, as consumers are increasingly using this award as a reliable and independent guide when booking their travel. Founded in 1993, the awards recognize those in the travel and hospitality trades who achieve the very highest standards of excellence.

This year a phenomenal 185,000 industry professionals participated in the voting process which is both monitored and independently audited. Winners were selected with the help of thousands of industry professionals worldwide who voted online.

The Old Government House Hotel and Spa boasts a wealth of heritage, with over 150 years of hospitality, and is known fondly as Guernsey’s most historic hotel. Its history dates back to 1796 when, until 1842, it was the official Governor’s residence for the island and the Bailiwick, which includes Alderney, Herm and Sark. In March 2008, in the hotel’s 150th anniversary year, the property was acquired by The Red Carnation Hotel Collection.

Andrew Chantrell, General Manager of The Old Government House Hotel and Spa comments, “Since The Red Carnation Hotel Collection purchased the property, they have undertaken an extensive and sensitive refurbishment to retain the romance and grace of a bygone era, yet showcasing chic contemporary styling and the latest technology.

In addition, there has been considerable investment into staff training and development to ensure we achieve the highest standards of personal service. We strive to adhere to Founder and President Mrs. Bea Tollman’s guiding principle – ‘No request is too large, no detail too small’.

Set in the heart of Guernsey’s capital, St Peter Port, The Old Government House Hotel and Spa commands inspirational views across the harbour, out to sea and the neighbouring islands. Celebrating over 150 years of hospitality, the hotel retains its timeless charm and elegance whilst combining contemporary comforts and features of a modern hotel.

The 63 deluxe bedrooms and suites, outdoor swimming pool, two AA Rosette Governor’s Restaurant, and The Spa providing soothing treatments for both men and women, offer the perfect weekend escape, on an island where road side honesty boxes and good old-fashioned values are not a thing of the past.

Notes to Editor:
To book The Old Government House Hotel and Spa contact the hotel directly on +44 (0) 1481 724 921 or visit www.theoghhotel.com

About The Red Carnation Hotel Collection

Red Carnation is an award-winning collection of thirteen five and four star family-run boutique hotels. Each distinguished by an absolute commitment to attentive service and the comfort of every guest, located in some of the world’s most popular destinations. Red Carnation Hotels are regarded as some of the world’s finest with accolades including “Best Hotel in the British Isles” in the Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s 21st Annual Readers’ Choice Awards and “Best Hotel in the World” in the 2009 US Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards.

View a complete list of Awards and Accolades for The Red Carnation Hotel Collection.

For more information:

Arnelle Kendall USA: (561) 659-2174 | UK: 07917 708 666 | akendall(at)rchmail.com

Image Download: A selection of the hotel’s images can be downloaded at

www.rchimages.co.uk in high resolution.

RED CARNATION is a luxury award-winning collection of five and four star family-run boutique hotels

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 World Travel Awards 2010 Awarded Guernseys Leading Hotel to Red Carnations The Old Government House Hotel and Spa

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