LANGDALE Chase Hotel in Windermere, which was acquired by Lancashire brewer and pub operator Daniel Thwaites less than six months ago, has been awarded four-star AA rating and two AA Rosettes for its restaurant.
Operations director Chris Hill said: “This is fantastic news and testament to everyone who works at the hotel. Langdale Chase is a fantastic hotel in a fabulous location and over the past few months we’ve just kept on improving the standards that already existed.
“I’m delighted that effort has been acknowledged with the award four stars, along with two rosettes for the restaurant.
“We already have six four star hotels and our ambition was to get Langdale to the same grading but we never expected to do it so quickly – that really is down to the dedication of the team there and their attention to detail.”
Orriginally built in 1895, the hotel has 29-en-suite guest bedrooms, an eight-bedroom lake house, boat house and two jetties.
Its location on the shore of Windermere, set in six acres of landscaped gardens with mountain and fell views, helped it secure the title of Best View in Britain.
Thwaites, the current AA Hotel Group of the Year winner, acquired Langdale Chase in April. Since then upgrades have been made to beds, quality broadband has been introduced and staff have access to the company’s training and benefits opportunities.
A new kitchen team has also been established led by Head Chef Dan Hopkins.