Awards & Accolades

Queen's Award 2018

Firmdale Hotels is proud to announce that they have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2018 in recognition of their outstanding achievements in International Trade. This is the fourth time Firmdale have won – previously in 2000, 2006 and 2009. The Queen’s Award is the UK’s most prestigious accolade for business and is awarded for outstanding achievement in International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development. Firmdale is the only hotel group to be awarded in the International Trade category.

Kit Kemp, who is creative director of Firmdale, said: “We are proud to receive the prestigious Queen’s Award. We love to push the boundaries. Our hotels are elegant, colourful and most of all comfortable. It looks easy but the design detail, technical infrastructure and software is state of the art and constantly renewed. It’s an honour to be recognised.”

FIRMDALE HOTELS

Hot.E Hall of Fame Award, Hotel Investment Conference Europe 2018
Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2018

The Catey Award for HR Team of the Year 2017
The Catey Award for Restaurant Team of the Year 2017
Robin Read, Executive Head Chef, The Springboard Awards for Excellence 2017 - Chef Development Award
The Catey Award for Best Employer 2017
CEMARS and Achilles Carbon Reduction Award - Gold Certificate
Caterer People Awards - Candidate Experience Award 2016
HR in Hospitality Annual Awards for Excellence - Excellence in Employee Engagement Award 2016
Independent Hotelier of the Year, Independent Hotel Show Awards 2014
Ron Cheles, Development Director - Considerate Constructors Scheme, Bronze Award, Ham Yard Hotel 2013, 2014 & 2015
RHS Chelsea Flower Show SILVER GRENFELL award 2010
Green Team of the Year - Considerate Hotel of the Year Awards 2010
Excellence in Customer Service, Hotel Excellence Awards 2010
Jessica Black, Group Purchasing Manager - The Considerate Green Champion of the Year award 2010
CIPD People Management Award for Employee Engagement 2009
HR in Hospitality - Excellence in Human Resources 2009
The Springboard Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Leisure, Travel & Tourism - Best Initiative to Attract People into Management 2008
Training Journal's Best Customer Service Initiative 2008
The European Hotel Design Awards Outstanding Contribution 2007
The Springboard Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Leisure, Travel and Tourism - Best Career Progression 2007
The Crown Estate's Urban Business Award 2007

Kit Kemp

Best Hotel in the World for Design, The World’s Top 100, Condé Nast Traveller, October 2015
Homes and Garden (UK) Interior Designer Award at the Annual Designer Awards 2011
Andrew Martin International Interior Designer of the Year Award 2008
House & Garden (UK) Pineapple Award for Hotel Designer of the Year 2008

THE SOHO HOTEL

Refuel - OpenTable Diners Choice Award 2017
No. 1 UK hotel - US Condé Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards 2015
Winner of the Best Hotel Bar at The London Club & Bar Awards 2011
Condé Nast Traveller The Gold List 2010
Winner of the Best Bar Manager at The London Club & Bar Awards 2010
Best in the Top 25 World Cities - Tripadvisor 2009
Hotels Worldwide Honored for Excellence in Industry - Tablet 2009

CROSBY STREET HOTEL

Certified LEED® GOLD by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). (LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).
Rated No. 1 Entertainment Industry hotel in New York - The Hollywood Reporter 2013
2010 Grand Award - Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report
Best New Hotel in New York - Monocle 2009

COVENT GARDEN HOTEL

The Catey Award for Hotel Restaurant Team of the Year (UK) 2010

HAYMARKET HOTEL

Brumus - OpenTable Diners Choice Award 2017
Winner of The Good Hotel Award 2016
Winner of TripAdvisor's 2015 Travellers' Choice Award
2009 Grand Award Winner for Britain - Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report
Best Hotel Staff in a Supporting Role - Tablet Hotels 2009
Condé Nast Traveler Hot List (US) 2008
Travel + Leisure It List (US) 2008
Australian Gourmet Traveller Best Hotels of the Year List 2008
Association of Interior Specialists Gold Award Winner 2008, Ceilings: The pool
Crown Estate's Urban Business Award 2007
The European Hotel Design Awards 2007 - Best Interior Design Lobby
Deal of the Year New Development 2007 - International Hotel Investment Forum
Condé Nast Traveller Hot List (UK) 2007

CHARLOTTE STREET HOTEL

Oscar Bar & Restaurant - OpenTable Diners Choice Award 2019
Recommended Forbes Travel Awards 2015
Five-Star Hotel Award - Forbes Travel Guide 2013

HAM YARD HOTEL

Manager of the Year - Laura Sharpe, Cateys 2018
Hotel of the Year - Group, Cateys 2018
Hotel Restaurant Team of the Year, Hotel Cateys 2017
Olga Sommer, Operations Manager - Hotel Catey Revenue Award 2016
Harden's Best Afternoon Tea Award 2016
Best Hotel in the World for Design, The World’s Top 100, Condé Nast Traveller, October 2015
Hotel Catey Food and Beverage Manager of the Year 2015
New London Architecture Awards 2015 - Hotels & Hospitality Winner
Westminster Society Award for Contribution to Urban Vitality 2015
Mrs and Mrs Smith, The Smith Awards 2014 - Best Newcomer
Tatler Travel Award 2014 – Most Fun Ever

KNIGHTSBRIDGE HOTEL

Condé Nast Traveller Hot List (US & UK) 2003

NUMBER SIXTEEN

Presidents Trophy Special Award and Best Hotel Garden - Brighter Kensington and Chelsea Scheme 2018
Best Central Hotel Garden - Brighter Kensington and Chelsea Scheme 2017
Best Hotel Front
Garden - Brighter Kensington and Chelsea Scheme 2016
No. 2 Hotel Back Garden - Brighter Kensington and Chelsea Scheme 2016

The Good Hotel Guide (UK) London Hotel of the Year 2011

DORSET SQUARE HOTEL

Four-Star Hotel Award - Forbes Travel Guide 2015
Condé Nast Traveller Hot List (US & UK) 2013
Four-Star Hotel Award - Forbes Travel Guide 2013

THE WHITBY HOTEL

New York Knockout Award, Tatler Travel Awards 2017
Best Suite USA, Sleeper Awards Ahead Magazine 2018