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Macdonald Aviemore Resort wins fantastic tourism accolade

By Gavin Musgrove

The Macdonald Aviemore Resort has collected a prestigious accolade at the 2019 Scottish Hospitality Awards - and it comes from those who matter the most.

The popular holiday destination claimed “best resort of the year” at the gala event on Tuesday night at Glasgow's Crowne Plaza hotel.

And it is all the more special because it was the resort's guests and the wider public who cast their votes for those shortlisted for the accolade.

The winning Aviemore resort team including managing director Paul Bayliss (right).
The winning Aviemore resort team including managing director Paul Bayliss (right).

Paul Bayliss, managing director at Macdonald Aviemore Resort, said: “We are thrilled to have won the best resort of the year award at this prestigious event, especially given the exceptional competition.

"Our fantastic team of staff work tirelessly to ensure we provide our visitors with the very best guest experiences in Scotland, and this win is a resounding testament to their commitment and dedication.

“We are proud to sit alongside our fellow world class resorts and hotels in providing the highest levels of visitor experience and customer service to our guests.

“Our resort and breathtaking scenery really do offer something for everyone from young to old, and we are absolutely delighted that our first-rate Highland hospitality has been recognised in this way.”

The awards recognising the achievements of the sector's leading operators and individuals.

A spokesperson for the awards said: “The hospitality industry plays a vital role in enhancing the country’s tourism and reputation.

"These professionals have dedicated their whole career to delivering memorable experiences and making Scotland a welcoming place for tourists and visitors.

"We would like to congratulate all finalists and winners for their amazing achievements.”

The resort offers three, four-star hotels and 18 woodland lodges as well as a championship golf course, leisure pool, restaurants, cinema, shopping, children’s activity centre and on-site beauty therapy.

For the business traveller, the complex can cater for up to 1150 event or conference delegates.

The business was established in 1990 by Donald Macdonald and colleagues.

It now operates more than 40 hotels across the UK, Ireland, Spain and Portugal and ten resorts throughout the UK and Spain, employing over 4,000 staff.

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