In recognition of its culinary excellence, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, the
UK’s largest independently owned hotel group, has picked up 11 new AA
Rosettes taking its total to 34. Reflecting its ongoing commitment to
improving its food and beverage services, ten of its 65 UK-based hotels were
awarded either new or additional awards.
The AA Rosettes come a year after the Group’s massive £30m investment in its
food and beverage services, which included the enhancement of its menus to
use only fresh, quality produce, with the emphasis firmly on its Scottish
Showing a mastery of basic techniques in producing menus, new Rosettes were
awarded to five of the Group’s recently refurbished properties, including
the Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa in North Berwick which recently completed
its £13.5m redevelopment. Four of the Group’s prestigious hotels picked up
their second Rosette. The Macdonald Parkside Hotel showed an even greater
skill, along with innovation and judgment, and scooped two Rosettes just
five months after the arrival of Head Chef, Brett Cambourne-Paynter.
Commenting on the Group’s outstanding achievement, Alan Swinson, Head of
“Picking up 11 new AA Rosettes is a great achievement. It is a positive
reflection on the culinary excellence of our dedicated chefs, who blend
stringent quality standards with flair and imagination, producing creative
cuisine using the finest and freshest ingredients.
“With 34 Rosettes in total across the Group, Macdonald Hotels is now ranked
amongst the most successful hotel groups in the UK that offer fine dining.
“However, we not a company to rest on our laurels: we are now focussing on
building on our success and adding to our Rosette tally in the coming year.”