glh Hotels scoops Best Small Hotel Company award

19 January 2016

glh Hotels was heralded Best Small Hotel Company by the prestigious Business Travel Awards (BTA) 2016.

The company operates 17 hotels and more than 5,000 bedrooms and prides itself on its entrepreneurial approach to hotel management, passion for digital innovation and ambition to become the world’s best managed hotel company.

The judges felt glh Hotels which operates Amba Hotels, Thistle, every Hotels and four luxury London hotels – The Grosvenor Hotel, The Royal Horseguards, The Cumberland and The Tower had listened to their customers and innovated in line with that feedback.

Key initiatives which have changed the way the company engages staff and customers through technology included superfast free Wi-Fi, a ‘Choose Your Own Room’ service which enables guests to select their bedroom when they book, in-room tablets, a mobile valet app and smart TVs.

Chief Marketing Officer Colin Roy said: ‘We aim to put the entrepreneurial edge back into each individual hotel and to give our owners and developers a ‘New Deal'. Our ambition is to become the world's best-managed hospitality company, delivering the best guest-centred experience in the industry.  We are committed to listening to customers and relentless innovation when it comes to our guest experience and this award is testament to how we make this happen, every day’.


glh Hotels refers to GLH Hotels Management (UK) Limited, a subsidiary of gl Limited.  glh Hotels is the largest owner-operator hotel company in London with over 5000 rooms and leading with the fastest Wi-Fi in the world.  It currently operates Amba Hotels, every Hotels, Thistle hotels and four luxury London hotels: The Grosvenor Hotel, The Royal Horseguards, The Tower Hotel and The Cumberland - as well as two hotels in Malaysia.

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