Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons Celebrates Receiving Top Accolade From Times & Sunday Times Readers 2018

Sep 28 2018

For the sixth year running, Raymond Blanc OBE and his team at the two Michelin starred hotel and restaurant, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, in Oxfordshire have won Best Worldwide Hotel in The Times & Sunday Times Reader Awards.

Well into its third decade, Belmond Le Manoir is continuing to surprise and delight guests by creating a second to none experience– whether they are visiting for lunch or dinner and an overnight stay, experiencing the cookery school or gardening school.

A celebration for the sixth year

These prestigious awards show how globe-trotting consumers hold Belmond Le Manoir close to their hearts. Tens of thousands of reader votes were collated and the awards celebrated the best in the business.

On Thursday 20th September at a glittering reception in Johannesburg for The Times and Sunday Times Awards, Julia Sutcliffe, Director of Marketing at Belmond Le Manoir, who has been working with Raymond for over 17 years was proud to receive the reader’s award surrounded by the great and good from the travel industry.

Raymond Blanc was thrilled when he received the news back at Belmond Le Manoir and commented: “We are delighted to accept this award and on behalf of my whole team, I would like to thank all the readers of The Times, The Sunday Times and the Sunday Times Travel Magazine. This is such a special celebration and really does give us such joy. We are always striving for perfection –it’s unattainable, we know but it is great fun to keep trying! Awards like this really do make all the hard work worth it!

For autumn stays at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, prices start from £695 based on two people sharing a suite on a bed and breakfast basis.

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About Belmond Ltd:
Belmond Ltd. is a global collection of exceptional hotel and luxury travel adventures in some of the world’s most inspiring and enriching destinations. Established almost 40 years ago with the acquisition of Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice, the Company owns and operates 46 unique and distinctive hotel, rail and river cruise experiences in many of the world’s most celebrated destinations. From city landmarks to intimate resorts, the collection includes Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg; Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro; Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, Riviera Maya; and Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara. Belmond also encompasses safaris, six luxury tourist trains including the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, three river cruises and ‘21’, one of New York’s most storied restaurants.