Mosborough Hall is right on target

Greg Dyke officially launches Mosborough Hall as Best Western Plus
Greg Dyke officially launches Mosborough Hall as Best Western Plus

FORMER BBC boss Greg Dyke proved he’s a real hot-shot in the hospitality world when his Mosborough Hall hotel was awarded an elite international honour.

The hotel – lavishly refurbished three years ago as part of a £4m restoration – is one of just ten nationally in the exclusive Best Western group to achieve a new upmarket status.

Best Western Plus marks out hotels offering extra style, comfort and service, including luxuries such as bigger beds, an extended breakfast range and complimentary toiletries.

Greg Dyke was one of the first hoteliers globally to apply for the status, which is awarded only after rigorous quality assessments. And he was on hand this week to join staff in marking the achievement.

Celebrations included a champagne and canapés reception, a balloon launch and a laser clay pigeon shooting championship – which gave the boss a chance to demonstrate his abilities as a marksman.

The event also marked the official opening of the newly-refurbished Chatsworth Function Suite.

General manager Paul Brown said: “We are delighted to be one of the first hotels worldwide to be awarded the Plus status. It is a great testament to the hard work and dedication of the team here.”

Mosborough Hall is a 12th-century manor house, parts of which can be traced back to Henry VIII. His son, also Henry, was born there after the monarch married off his pregnant mistress, Mary Boleyn, to then-owner Henry Carey.

Today the hotel boasts 43 bedrooms, a bar and a brasserie restaurant as well as function rooms and conference suites.

Lesley Draper