The black-tie event, held at the stunning London Hilton on Park Lane on Monday 28 September, follows the immense success of the 2008 Centenary Awards, attended by various high profile names within the hospitality industry, and in 2009 continues to honour and acknowledge exemplary hotels, restaurants and individuals. Coveted awards include the sought after AA Chefs' Chef of the Year Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Guests attending this year's event will be treated to a sensational three course gourmet meal prepared by three of the industry's most highly esteemed chefs - Eric Chavot, Chris Galvin and Gary Rhodes - in conjunction with the Hilton Park Lane kitchen team. Front of house a celebrity presenter and a programme of entertainment and music will complete the event.
As usual on the night winners will be announced for a range of awards in these categories:
AA Hotel of the Year
AA Hotel Group of the Year
AA Small Hotel Group of the Year
AA Restaurant of the Year
AA Pub of the Year
AA Wine Award
AA Chef's Chef of the Year Award
AA Lifetime Achievement Award
Attended by world-renowned chefs, prominent hoteliers, hospitality gurus and media, the AA Hospitality Awards will recognize and reward the excellent services provided by the UK's very best establishments and also act as the high-profile launch of the 2010 AA guides to UK hotels, restaurants and pubs. Winners are selected in recognition of their overall excellence and their specific achievements throughout the previous year.
Tickets are on sale now for the spectacular AA Hospitality Awards 2009-2010. Book before 31 May 2009 and receive a saving of £30 off the individual ticket price, or £200 off the cost of a table of ten. Prices are £135 per guest or £1,200 for a table of ten for early bird bookings before 31 May, or £165 per person or £1,400 per table of ten for bookings made from 1 June. (All prices exclude VAT)
The AA has been recommending and acknowledging hotels since 1908, and last year celebrated 100 years of excellence in the hospitality industry. The AA Hospitality Awards covers the finest of all AA-inspected and recommended hotels, restaurants, and pubs. These accolades are presented in recognition of all-round excellence, unfailing standards and outstanding service, as well as acknowledging the vital role played by those individuals who work to maintain the highest of standards within the industry. The 2009 AA Hospitality Awards event will take place at the London Hilton on Park Lane on 28 September 2009.
AA Publishing produces a series of lifestyle guides, covering every aspect for planning leisure pursuits - from hotels, pubs, B&Bs and restaurants, to days out, golfing, caravanning and camping, or family and pet friendly accommodation - the guides feature over 14,000 inspected, selected and recommended establishments, offering the UK traveller an unparalleled choice of places to stay, eat, drink or play a round of golf in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and the Channel Islands.