Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, the UK's largest privately owned hotel group has scooped the coveted 2012 Good Egg Award at the Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards in London.

Since 2007 the leading hotel group, with a portfolio of over 45 hotels and resorts throughout the UK and Spain, has been committed to sourcing free range, locally farmed quality eggs for its corporate and leisure guests to enjoy.

The 2012 Good Egg Award comes just months after Macdonald Hotels & Resorts was recognised for the quality of its group-wide food offering with aBreakfast of the Year Award-Group Hotelcategory at the Scottish Hotel Awards inGlasgowand with the Best Breakfast Award from the Menu Innovation and Development Awards (MIDAS) inLondon.

Across the country Macdonald Hotels & Resorts now boasts 45 AA Rosette awards throughout its UK-wide restaurants, a fact that reinforces the quality of the group-wide food offering.

David Guile, Chief Executive of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, commented: "We are very proud of our promise to serve guests only the finest, freshest produce to create flavoursome dishes prepared from whole raw ingredients and whenever possible, locally sourced and in season.

"A lot of effort goes into sourcing the best ingredients and produce for our customers.  Consequently, our skilled fresh produce buyers can take great pride in playing their part in securing a 2012 Good Egg Award." 

The hotel group, using over 2.1 million eggs per year, works with Stonegate, one of the world's largest free range and organic egg producers. With a similar ethos to Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, Stonegate is committed to supplying British Lion Quality marked eggs sourced from 250 carefully selected farms.

In 2011, the hotel group invested over £120,000 to further improve the quality of its breakfast menu. This includes free-range meats, eggs and Freedom Foods approved Scottish smoked salmon.