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Macdonald Rusacks carts off prestigious golf award

12.25am 16th November 2007 - Travel

The Macdonald Rusacks Hotel in St Andrews has been named Large Hotel of the Year at the Golf Tourism Scotland Awards, which were held at the town’s Fairmont Hotel, on Wednesday 31st October. The Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa was also shortlisted in the same category.

The Macdonald Rusacks, which overlooks the 18th green of St Andrews’ Old Course, recently underwent a £1.4 million refurbishment. The hotel was praised for its personal golf liaison facility, consistent levels of service and the added comfort resulting from the refurbishment.

The Golf Tourism Scotland awards seek to identify the best performers in Scottish golf tourism, with the event now recognised as the principle social occasion in the industry’s calendar.

Pierre Marà┬ęchal, general manager at Macdonald Rusacks, commented, “This is a tremendous accolade to receive and one on which we intend to build as we strive to develop and strengthen our position within this competitive industry.

“The reward recognises the hard work and passion shown by my team who are committed to ensuring we provide visitors to the hotel with the very best in service.”

The award caps a great couple of months for Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, which was also named AA Hotel Group of the Year at the AA Hospitality Awards, as well as scooping the National Customer Services Award for Leisure and Tourism at the National Customer Services Awards.

The Group has also recently created two new hotels – the Macdonald Portal Hotel and Spa was launched in July 2007 on the site of the Portal Championship Golf Course, in Tarporley, Cheshire, and the Macdonald Manchester Hotel, situated in the heart of the city centre, adjacent to Piccadilly Station, opened in October 2007.

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk

       

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