Cardrona Staff at Awards Ceremony

Macdonald Cardrona Hotel Golf & Spa by Peebles, the only full service 4-star hotel in the Scottish Borders has been named Sales Hotel of the Year within the UK-wide Macdonald Hotels & Resorts collection.

The prestigious award comes after the 99 bedroom hotel overlooking the picturesque River Tweed achieved its best sales figures in over a decade. Stuart Maxwell was appointed General Manager of the hotel only 15 months ago.

Results have included accruing total sales in 2013 of almost £4 million, an increase of 19% over the previous year.  A comparison of sales activity over the 6-month period April-September also revealed a 21% increase in food sales, across both dining and wedding functions. Significant investment in the hotel's 18-hole championship golf course also helped boost golf sales by over 40% when compared to the same period in 2012.

Stuart commented: "I am very proud to see the hotel named Sales Hotel of the Year.  We've worked hard to drive sales, maximise occupancy and to maintain the high quality standards expected within the 2013-2014 AA Hotel Group of the Year.  These results are testament to the hard work and professionalism of all the team and we remain firmly focused on ensuring Macdonald Cardrona Hotel Golf & Spa is regarded as one of the country's leading destinations for leisure breaks, golf, spa, associations and team building."

Just 23 miles south of Edinburgh, the hotel is increasingly attracting business within the Borders area and from the north of England.  Guests are able to take advantage of free WiFi, award-winning dining in the Renwick's Restaurant and meeting/conference space for up to 240 people.

It is the official accommodation partner of the Tweedlove World Enduro (24 May-8 June), a major cycling event that this coming weekend will see many of the world's best riders in action just minutes from the hotel. 

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