East Lodge Hotel
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Posted on Tuesday, 27 October 2009 06:40PM by

A prestigious accolade awarded to East Lodge in the Peak District, has resulted
in national recognition for the multi-award winning hotel and restaurant.  The
coveted AA red star "Inspectors Choice Award" was presented to Iain Hardman at a
glitzy ceremony in the Park Lane Hilton, London.  This tremendous achievement
has secured East Lodge a place in the top 150 hotels within the whole of the UK
and Northern Ireland.

Iain Hardman, director of the family-run East Lodge Hotel and Restaurant in
Rowsley, said: "It is a tremendous privilege to have been presented with the
prestigious "Inspectors Choice Award" at such a remarkable ceremony which saw
Raymond Blanc receive his Lifetime Achievement Award.  This is now the third
time we have won the award and I feel our success is a testament to the staff at
East Lodge and their continual provision of high standards and outstanding
customer service."

The winners of AA Hospitality awards demonstrate excellence and success within
their chosen category, and prove their dedication to raising industry standards
and enhancing both their guest and diner experiences.

"It is a fantastic achievement to now be placed within the top 150 hotels in the
country, and be only one of three in Derbyshire and the Peak District to attain
this desirable award.  We do place every emphasis on providing our guests with
an exemplary service and it is great to have this recognised," continued Iain.

During the evening Iain rubbed shoulders with some of the industry's best-known
chefs and hoteliers including, Raymond Blanc and Marcus Wareing - the "Chefs
Chef of the Year" winner.

The "Inspector's Choice Award" is another to add to East Lodge's growing 'trophy
cabinet'.  The hotel has also received the coveted AA Two Rosette award for its
exceptional restaurant.  East Midlands' tourism award for "Small Hotel of the
Year" 2008/09 and is Silver Winner of "Hotel of the Year" 2009/10 from the
'Tourism Oscars'.
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