SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

November 19, 2013 15:35 ET

Hertfordshire Golf Resort Recognized as the Country's Best

Hanbury Manor, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club Receives Top Honours at the International Hotel Awards

WARE, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Nov 19, 2013) - Anyone who plays golf can appreciate the competitive nature of the sport. Whether it's among friends or colleagues or even against one's own top score, playing to one's best ability is simply part of the fun. It's no wonder, then, that golf resorts are often subjected to the same sort of comparisons. (After all, golfers need to know where they can best demonstrate their skills.) Happily for Hanbury Manor, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club, the long-anticipated results of the International Hotel Awards revealed that it is indeed at the top of its game.

The International Hotel Awards examines hotels and hospitality companies around the world in a variety of categories, from architecture to websites, spa hotels to golf resorts. And when it came to evaluating the best golf courses in England, this Hertfordshire golf club emerged as the clear winner. As such, Hanbury Manor received awards for Best Regional Golf Resort and Best National Golf Resort at the awards ceremony on 3 November 2013.

One look at the course will explain why it was selected as the winner. Initially designed as a nine-hole course by Harry Vardon, it was later redesigned by Jack Nicklaus II as an 18-hole championship course that offers year-round playability to golfers of all levels. Players can receive personalized golf instruction at this Hertfordshire course with PGA-trained professionals and take advantage of the open-air practice area, which features a putting green, chipping green and practice bunker area.

While Hanbury Manor's links stand out among Hertfordshire golf courses, they also trump those of hotels and resorts throughout the United Kingdom. The International Hotel Awards' experienced panel of judges, helmed by the Chairman of the Judging Panel, Sir David Michels, Retired CEO of Hilton Hotels, evaluated properties and companies throughout the UK and recognized winners as either "Highly Commended" or "5-Star." Only the 5-Star winners like Hanbury Manor could then be considered for regional UK awards.

Whether guests play the Hanbury Manor course for business, pleasure or tutelage, its award-winning greens are sure to bring out the best game in everyone.

About Hanbury Manor, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Travellers looking to get away from the bustle of modern urban life but who don't want to sacrifice contemporary luxuries in doing so will find everything they desire at Hanbury Manor, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club. Nestled within 200 acres of Hertfordshire parkland, the elegant, 19th-century Jacobean-style house represents the ideal countryside escape with its elite pedigree and five-star service. Guests can relax on the 18-hole championship golf course or at the full-service spa before exploring the creative culinary offerings on property. The 2-AA Rosette-winning Zodiac Restaurant serves Continental cuisine, while Oakes Grille prepares internationally-inspired fare on its exciting new menu. When it's time to retire, guests will enjoy accommodations that are just as indulgent as the dining. The 161 guest rooms reflect the property's history with period features, but modern amenities like LCD flat-screen televisions, luxury bedding and wireless Internet make them inviting for today's travellers. The health club, tennis courts and breathtaking Romanesque indoor pool provide plenty of opportunities to play, while the walled gardens and cosy paneled library serve as ideal places to unwind. Plus the hotel's 13,993 square feet of event space welcomes weddings, conferences and intimate meetings with unparalleled service. London may be 30 minutes away, but the best of city life is already represented at this gracious countryside escape.

Contact Information

    Hanbury Manor, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club
    Hertfordshire, England SG12 0SD United Kingdom
    44-1920-487 722