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Triple Awards for Arden Hotel

The Arden Hotel is on a roll with a total of three awards within a month. The 45 bedroom boutique hotel in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon has won a range of accolades celebrating the team, the gardens and the hotel's commitment to tourism and culture in Coventry and Warwickshire.

miaList 2016

Head chef Abhijeet Dasalkar scooped 'Food and Beverage Professional' at the miaList 2016, awards celebrating those outstanding and passionate individuals from the meetings, hospitality and events industry who go above and beyond the call of duty. Abhijeet's creative talents in the kitchen, nuturing management style and dedication to his profession saw him rise above the competition, with the judges commenting,

"Abhjeet is a great chef who effortlessly combines both commercial skills with creativity and has a guest-centred approach. He cares and invests in his team to make sure that they are continuing to learn and stretch what they do to push the boundaries".

Eden Hotel Collection's Managing Director Mark Chambers said,

"For me, unlike most industry awards, the ones that recognise teams or individuals are really gratifying. It’s great that Abhijeet was rewarded for his professionalism and excellence in his fields – the judges’ comments really were overwhelmingly positive.

Abhijeet should all be immensely proud of himself, but the award is also a testament to Eden Hotel Collection’s commitment to the development of our people."

Best Hotel - Coventry and Warwickshire Tourism and Culture Awards

The Arden were awarded 'Best Hotel' at the second Coventry and Warwickshire Tourism and Culture Awards, organised by Quidem, owners of Touch FM stations and Rugby FM.

The awards, which celebrate the huge diversity of attractions and organisations across Coventry and Warwickshire, were supported by the Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Coventry 2021 UK City of Culture BID and the Ricoh Arena.

The Arden's application displayed the hotel's involvement in the local community, support of local charities and suppliers, alongside their extremely high levels of service and hospitality extended to all visitors who come through their doors.

Stratford in Bloom

'Stratford in Bloom' is dedicated to enhancing the beauty of Stratford-upon-Avon through floral features and gardens, both public and private.

Residents and businesses are encouraged to enter the annual competition with prizes given for allotments, community awards, schools, small & large businesses, front and rear gardens, wildlife and pollinator friendly gardens.

Head Gardener Chris Holdsworth, who diligently tends all the hotels within the Eden Hotel Collection, was awarded 'Best Hotel' for The Arden Hotel's beautifully landscaped gardens and floral displays.


Notes to Editors


The Eden Hotel Collection was proud to win the ‘Small Hotel Group of the Year’ category at the AA Hospitality Awards.

The Eden Hotel Collection is part of The Rigby Group Plc, one of the UK’s largest and most successful family-owned businesses. Founded by IT entrepreneur Sir Peter Rigby, the group’s portfolio spans hotels, aviation, technology, property and investments.

The Eden Hotel Collection has evolved over the last 15 years through the acquisition and restoration by The Rigby Group of eight carefully-chosen hotels, each with unique attributes but all offering the same impeccable standards of service, quality and attention to detail.

The Eden Hotel Collection comprises eight luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. They are Mallory Court, Leamington Spa; Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel, Devon; The Kings Hotel, Cotswolds; The Arden Hotel and Arden House, Stratford-upon-Avon; Brockencote Hall Hotel, Worcestershire; The Greenway Hotel and Spa, Cheltenham; The Mount Somerset Hotel and Spa, Somerset and Bovey Castle, Dartmoor.

For more details, or to book, visit www.edenhotelcollection.com.