Rutland Hotel Secures Three Finalist Spots in Midlands Food, Drink & Hospitality Awards

A hotel on the idyllic shores of Rutland Water has been named as a finalist in three categories of the Midlands Food, Drink & Hospitality Awards 2023.

Rutland Hall Hotel & Spa has scooped a trio of shortlistings at the prestigious industry awards, being named finalists in the ‘Hotel of the Year’ and ‘Hotel Bar’ categories, while its talented Executive Head Chef, Sumit Chakrabarty, is in the running for ‘Chef of the Year’.

In its sixth year, the awards celebrate heroes of hospitality within the Midlands, with a mission to profile the very best in the business, ultimately enhancing the region’s reputation as a food, drink and hospitality destination of choice, both nationally and internationally. The awards also look to support local businesses navigating the current economic climate.

Vying for ‘Hotel of the Year’, Rutland Hall Hotel & Spa offers a destination for all occasions, from special events through short breaks, holidays, and weekends away. On the shores of Rutland Water, its modern suites and lodges offer stunning views, while there are plenty of activities to enjoy including scenic routes for walking, running, and cycling, crazy golf, pitch and putt, and events spaces for corporate use.

Managing Director of Rutland Hall Hotel & Spa, Jo White, said of the shortlistings:
“Everyone is so proud of what we have achieved over the last year with the refurbishments, so these finalist nominations are a testament to all the team’s hard work and dedication. It would be such a great honour to bring the win back to Rutland, as the smallest county in the country, and shine the light on our hidden gem of a hotel.”

Commenting on his shortlisting in the awards, Sumit said: “As Executive Head Chef, last year was very tough to deal with, due to the volatile market for ever-increasing food costs and scarcity of chefs. However, together with my great team, we have created a menu and gastronomic experience that is proving to be ever so popular. I am already so proud of our success. With our one year anniversary coming up in July, winning this award would be the cherry on top of a very successful cake!”