Hotel PR is a specialist public relations consultancy for hotels, guest houses, serviced apartments and restaurants.
Established in 2001, it currently has clients from Inverness to the Cotswolds and is trusted by many leading hotels, serviced apartments and restaurants.
What our clients say about us
“Hotel PR have generated a steady flow of great reviews from food writers, making guests more aware of our restaurants and broadening our appeal. Scott and Julia are proven hospitality industry specialists, creative, fast moving and reliable, with a knack of getting results and a keen eye for promotional opportunities outside the media as well”
Nav Basi, Owner, The Dhabba and Dakhin Restaurants, Glasgow
“Hotel PR were instrumental in winning our first (hopefully of many!) award and played a key role in raising our profile at both local and national levels. Scott and Julia’s contacts and experience in the industry are second to none and they were able to create a real point of focus for our marketing strategy”
Jacqueline Nisbet, co-owner, Bennet’s Bar/La Petite Mort restaurant, Edinburgh
Pub Excellence Winner, Catering in Scotland (CIS) Awards 2017
“Scott and Julia have been crucial for the launch of the Douglas Hotel. They have been a wealth of knowledge and contacts but more than that have been friendly, down to earth and genuinely feel like part of our team. We would recommend them without hesitation”
Elaine Campbell, General Manager, The Douglas Hotel, Arran
Scotland’s Independent Hotel of the Year 2018
“Their professionalism, integrity and performance have always been of the highest order”
Ken Lockley, Commercial Director
Moness Resort, Aberfeldy
“Fantastic communicators, speedy and efficient. We always feel like we have Hotel PR’s undivided attention and, most importantly, they bring results”
Hannah Walker, Ardanaiseig
PR & Marketing Manager
“Hotel PR have a wealth of experience and in-depth knowledge of our industry. They are pro-active, persistent and work rapidly. I recommend them”
Anne Gracie, Winner of Best Independent Hotel 2015
Co-owner, Duisdale, Toravaig and Skeabost House Hotels, Skye
“Hotel PR continually exceed the brief I gave them. They’re hardworking, successful and creative, with great media insight as well as a firm grasp on my business objectives. Highly recommended”
Colin Stone, Commercial Director, Mansley Serviced Apartments (London, Cheltenham, Edinburgh and Inverness)
2017 Best UK Hotel for Customer Service, trivago
“I cannot recommend them highly enough. They were great – far beyond our expectations. Hotel PR are efficient, transparent and really know the industry”
Rachel Conway, Field Restaurant, Edinburgh
Ready for take-off - first Scottish airport in line for major food award
For the first time an airport has been shortlisted for one of Scotland’s major food awards.
Judges of the prestigious Catering Scotland (CIS) Excellence Awards have named the Northern Lights Lounge at Aberdeen International Airport as one of three final-ists in the Food Tourism Category.
Opened in July 2017 as part of a £20m terminal expansion, the lounge offers pano-ramic runway views and provides a wide range of food and drink - much of it sourced from the local area - seven days a week. Guests are charged £27 per adult and £15 for children, and can stay a maximum of three hours.
Andrea Nicholas, Managing Director of Green Tourism and chair of the CIS Awards Advisory Board, said: “In recent years, the standard of food and service at Scot-land’s main airports has improved substantially. Aberdeen’s shortlisting reflects a very welcome trend for travellers, including the millions of tourists who arrive in our country each year.”
Local suppliers and supporters include international craft beer company Brew Dog based in nearby Ellon, and The Bay fish and chip shop on the beach at Stonehaven. Craig Wilson, former Cromlix House head chef-turned-chef-proprietor of the CIS Food Tourism Award-winning Eat on the Green at Ellon, is an adviser.
The outlet’s celebrated ‘Whisky Wall’ boasts more than 100 Scotch malt whiskies - including the airport’s own brand matured in sherry casks from the local Glen Gari-och distillery - and 30 local gins.
Steve Szalay, Managing Director, Aberdeen International Airport, commented: “The Northern Lights Lounge has been a real success story. We’re proud to serve the very best of Aberdeenshire’s food and drink, creating a sense of place within the terminal. To be a finalist among such renowned venues is incredible.”
Jo Robinson, VisitScotland Regional Director, added: “This is a terrific achievement and especially exciting to see the airport's focus on local food and drink recognised in this way. Two thirds of visitors say food is important when choosing a holiday destination and almost half plan to try local cuisine."
Other finalists in the Food Tourism category are Rufflets Hotel in St Andrews and the Cannonball Restaurant and Bar in Edinburgh, owned by past CIS Excellence winners Victor and Carina Contini who also run the cafe and restaurant inside the Scottish National Gallery in the capital
As the country’s annual contest for the hospitality, catering and tourism sectors, the CIS Excellence Awards are widely accepted as the ultimate national accolade for chefs, hotels, restaurants, gastropubs and educational institutions.
Organisers say this year’s shortlists are the most diverse in the Awards’ 15-year history. Winners of the 17 categories will be announced at a dinner in Glasgow on 30 May attended by over 500 of Scotland’s hospitality leaders.