Luton Hoo Hotel’s Petar Sotirov wins prestigious miaList award

By Natalie Blachford

Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf and Spa’s conference and banqueting manager Petar Sotirov has been named winner of one of the most prestigious meetings industry awards – the miaList 2017.
The miaList awards are organised by the Meetings Industry Association (mia) and sponsored by The Meetings Show, and since 2011 have been celebrating those outstanding and passionate individuals from the meetings, hospitality and events industry who go above and beyond the call of duty.

Five-star Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa, located on the Hertfordshire/Bedfordshire border, has praised Petar for the transformation of its C&B team, taking the department to a new level of excellence that has since resulted in even higher customer satisfaction, exceptional feedback and repeat bookings.

Judges of the miaList said ‘forward-thinking’ Petar encompassed everything they were looking for in the conference and events category. Petar was praised and recognised for demonstrating initiative and a flair for innovation, leading his team as a source of support, encouragement and inspiration whilst showing a real commitment to his professional development.
Speaking after the awards, Petar said: “I am delighted to win the miaList award for conference and events people – even to be shortlisted in this highly competitive category is a great honour, so to win is just fantastic. I hope that winning this award will also provide inspiration to others in my team, who will see that hard work and dedication is valued and rewarded.”
Graeme Bateman, managing director of Elite Hotels said: “I am delighted to see Petar’s dedication and loyalty recognised by the wider meetings industry. In his time at Luton Hoo he has demonstrated exceptional ability, great enthusiasm and he is a true role model to his team.”
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Notes to Editor:

Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa:
The Grade I listed, 18th century mansion house at Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa has been painstakingly restored to its former glory and the 228-bedroom, five-star country house hotel stands proudly within 1,065 acres of magnificent grounds landscaped by Capability Brown.

Highlights of the hotel include the fine-dining Wernher Restaurant, Adam’s Brasserie restaurant, ESPA spa and wellness facilities, a 7,107-yard, par 73 golf course and club house, and a separate private events venue, Warren Weir. Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa is just a ten-minute drive from London Luton Airport and 30 minutes’ drive from central London.

Awards won by Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa include the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award in 2016; 2 AA Rosette Award for the Wernher Restaurant in 2015/16; Wedding Dates Top Rated Wedding Venue in Bedfordshire in 2015 and a Five-Star Hotel rating by the AA.

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Elite Hotels:
A small, independent UK based hotel group, Elite Hotels has been investing in some of the UK’s most beautiful historic houses since 1986. The first of which was Tylney Hall Hotel, Hampshire, followed by Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club, East Sussex, The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne and Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa, Bedfordshire. Each of the four Elite Hotels is a member of Small Luxury Hotels, a prestigious consortium representing over 500 of the best independent hotels in 70 countries.

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