A YORK hotel has scooped a national award.

Dean Court Hotel, in Duncombe Place, has won the Associate Hotel of the Year Award at this year's Best Western Great Annual Members Conference, which took place recently in Manchester.

The awards, which are now in their 41st year, celebrated the largest collection of independent hotels in Great Britain, and saw 14 hotels from across the country crowned as winners.

Speaking of the win, Simon Murphy, general manager at Dean Court Hotel, said: "We’re delighted to be named this year’s winner of the Associate Hotel of the Year Award. Our incredible staff ensure guests have the best experience when visiting and we’re thrilled that our hard work has now been rewarded and acknowledged on a national scale.”

Rob Paterson, CEO at Best Western Great Britain, added: "I'm thrilled to see Dean Court Hotel, BW Premier Collection as the winner of the Associate Hotel of the Year Award this year. Their continued hard work and outstanding customer service makes them extremely worthy recipients of the award."

Hotels were recognised for their high standards of customer service and community work.