Mollies has been named the Best New Small Hotel in the Special Awards section of Andrew Harper's 26th Annual Hotel Awards of his latest USA Hideaway Report.
Each year Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report singles out some of the world's most captivating hideaway hotels and resorts for special recognition.
To be initially considered for the annual awards competition, properties must be intimate in size and be located in peaceful and scenically pleasing surroundings. Distinctive country house hotels and resorts compatible with these basic qualifications are then judged for their all-round comfort, non-commercial character and passionate commitment to personal service.
Properties are not evaluated solely by means of a quantified checklist. Inspections of possible contenders occur during the year and the owners are never aware of just who is judging their establishment. Factors which are included in the overall rating include general decor, design, cleanliness and upkeep of lodgings and public lounges; staff members are judged on esprit de corps, attentiveness, friendliness, thoroughness and efficiency; food is judged on ingredients, inspiration and presentation; grounds are judged on overall appearance and maintenance.
Ultimately however, Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report relies on the 'Q' factor - the intangible summary impression that instinctively separates the good from the truly enchanting . . .