Aberdeen’s Holiday Inn Westhill, a member of the Aberdeen City and Shire Hotels Association, which is owned and operated by Aberdeen based EDC hotels, has beaten competition from 290 other Holiday Inn hotels in Europe, to scoop the title of European Holiday Inn Hotel of the Year. EDC, which has two local Aberdeen entrepeneurs at the helm – Ivor Finnie and Finlay Cran, opened in 2006.
Stephen Gow, Chairman of the Aberdeen City and Shire Hotels Association says of the accolade, “Prestigious accolades like this recognise the hard work which goes into achieving outstanding customer service, excellent guest experiences and maintaining the highest of standards throughout all areas of operation. Aberdeen has a very dynamic and buoyant hotel sector and the Holiday Inn Westhill scooping this best in Europe title shows that the city and shire delivers a world class product and exemplary service. You only have to look at the comments which guests leave on Trip Advisor about the Holiday Inn Westhill to see why its customer retention is so high.”
Hotel manager Bill Burnett comments, “We all strive to be the best of the best at all times and this award recognises this. The award is tremendous recognition by IHG for the way that we operate the Holiday Inn brand successfully, with passion and pride in Aberdeen. It recognises our hotel as being the best from over 290 Holiday Inn hotels across Europe, and to bring this award to Aberdeen, when it is contested across all of any Europe’s Holiday Inns, is a great achievement for the team here reflecting their care and hard work for our guests.”