We are delighted to announce that Diane Payne, Rockliffe Hall’s Executive Housekeeper, has been shortlisted for the AA Housekeeper of the Year Award.

The AA has today announced the shortlist for the AA Housekeeper of the Year Award, ahead of the AA Hospitality Awards 2022 being held on Monday 26 September at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House, London.

Recognising the excellence of hotels, restaurants and their teams across the UK, the AA Hospitality Awards is one of the industry’s most prestigious and highly anticipated events. This year’s Awards, hosted by Gabby Logan and spanning 15 categories, will name the best hotels, restaurants, and spas across the UK, and will celebrate remarkable figures from the industry with awards such as the Lifetime Achievement Award, Chef’s Chef Award and more.

The AA Housekeeper of the Year award, sponsored by Sealey, recognises outstanding commitment and performance, identifying a housekeeper who goes above and beyond the call of duty.

Jason Adams, Managing Director at Rockliffe Hall said: “I am incredibly proud of Diane for being selected as a finalist in this prestigious award. Diane has run the housekeeping department at Rockliffe Hall for over five years, managing a team of over 35 housekeepers who work around the clock, 365 days a year to ensure the highest levels of cleanliness across the whole resort.

Simon Numphud, Managing Director at AA Media said: “We are delighted to share the shortlists for these two AA Hospitality Award categories, celebrating the UK’s most sustainable and accessible hotels. We look forward to crowning the winners at the awards ceremony next month, recognising the hard work and passion of so many teams behind these incredible businesses, and reconnecting in person with the industry after a challenging few years.”

The shortlist for 2022 includes:

Anna Chrzastek from Farncombe Estate, Cotswolds

Emma Lucking from Kettering Park Hotel and Spa in Kettering, Northamptonshire

Diane Payne from Rockliffe Hall in Darlington, County Durham

Good luck to all finalists!

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