THE front of house porter at York’s Dean Court Hotel has won a national award from Best Western.

Frank Caulfield won the Jewel of the Year Award at this years awards by hotel operating chain Best Western, of which the Dean Court, in Duncombe Place, is part of.

The awards, now in their 40th year, celebrated the largest collection of independent hotels in Great Britain, and saw 14 hotels from across the country crowned as worthy winners.

Mr Caulfield, who was presented with his award at the Best Western Annual Members Conference at the Grand Hotel in Brighton, said: “I’m thrilled to be crowned the winner of Jewel of the Year. It’s an honour to have been recognised on a national scale and I’m grateful to our guests who gave me their vote.”