It's dubbed The Oscars of the hotel industry, and The Midland in Manchester, part of QHotels, is celebrating after being awarded Group Hotel of the Year at the prestigious Caterer and Hotelkeeper Awards 2014.

For nearly 20 years, The Cateys, as they are better known, have cast a spotlight on the industry's high flyers and hottest venues, so it's not surprising that The Midland has beaten off stiff competition, after such a successful year.

Rewarding the hospitality industry exemplars, with recipients nominated, selected and rewarded by their industry peers, the overall winners were crowned at an awards ceremony at The Grosvenor House in London on Tuesday night.

The Midland received the sought-after industry accolade having come top of the Group Hotel of the Year category, ahead of The Caledonian Hotel in Edinburgh, and The Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow who were also shortlisted.

Michael Magrane, General Manager at The Midland said: "We are absolutely thrilled to have been crowned Group Hotel of the Year. This award is the result of a team effort; everyone is dedicated to creating the best possible experience for our guests and it's great to receive such wonderful recognition."

He continued: "We've had an incredible year, our partnership with Simon Rogan has resulted in two amazing restaurants and raised our profile on a national level with the BBC documentary Restaurant Wars, not to mention being shortlisted for City Hotel of the Year at The Food and Travel Magazine Awards where we're up against The Berkeley, and the Mandarin Oriental in Hyde Park.  Most importantly however, this award reaffirms The Midland's position as one of the greatest grand hotels in the UK, and we're very proud to bring this accolade to Manchester."

Join us in congratulating the team at The Midland!



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Suzie Jones

I LOVE The Midland, well done team!

3rd July 2014 | Reply

James Jones

I have been coming here for 15 years with my wife and have attended many conferences here a sensational hotel and a worthy winner. Well done to the team

3rd July 2014 | Reply

Ric Carr

Stayed here a few months ago with my wife and it was fantastic! I’m a conference organiser and was visiting the hotel as a possible future venue and will definitely return both personally and with work. The hotel staff were very polite and professional....keep up the good work!!

3rd July 2014 | Reply

Helen Bennett

Congratulations! We have enjoyed hosting some of our Business Network events at the Midland over recent years. Well done to all your team.

3rd July 2014 | Reply

Craig Hogg

Well done to everyone at the Midland - especially Paul in the Concierge team who always ensures our exhibition equipment returns in one piece after conferences.

3rd July 2014 | Reply

Barbara Williams

Looking good for our event!

3rd July 2014 | Reply

Ernie and Jan Gresty

No surprise whatsoever! Bernadetta is our usual contact and she always gives us 110%, EVERYONE else at every level is not far behind. A great boost for the city and Q Hotels but most of all for the people who have given so much outstanding service to their guests. Well done to you all.

3rd July 2014 | Reply

Darren Whitehead

My wife and I have stayed in a number of Manchester Hotels, some of which boast five stars, none of which compare to The Midland. A real grand hotel with a sense of traditional ambience, but more importantly, a feel of home. We got engaged at The Midland back in December 2009 and the staff helped to make sure that the proposal went superbly ... even arranging for the pianist to play a special piece that I supplied as sheet music. (Me being me, this was a last minute arrangement and the staff jumped through hoops backwards to help). We have always been treated like royalty whenever we have stayed at The Midland (and we are just ordinary customers, not big spenders). I am thrilled to see The Midland receiving the recognition that they deserve by way of this award. Well done for an excellent hotel. Well done for thorough housekeeping. Well done for amazing hospitality. Well done for quality food. Well done for a superb front of house team. Well done for putting this winning combination together. Well done and well earned indeed.

7th July 2014 | Reply

Caroline Stevenson

A well deserved congratulations, a real Manchester icon, love this hotel, the staff, the ambience and the whole lovely experience! Enjoy the accolade!

7th July 2014 | Reply

Adam Rigby

We love staying at The Midland, it's always a brilliant experience, I have stayed in some amazing hotels around the world and I always use The Midland as the benchmark. Congratualtions to the whole team, it's well deserved, and a great result for Manchester as a whole.

7th July 2014 | Reply

Julie Bramall

If the treatment your hotel guests have received is a good as the welcome we get at the front door, followed by Michaels excellent service whilst having afternoon tea closely followed by the helpfulness of the gym staff including my husband's personal trainer Jordan, I am not surprised you have received this accolade. Long my this recognition continue for all the hotel staff

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