Aberdeen’s The Chester Hotel named ‘Boutique Hotel of the Year’

Executive Chef Kevin Dalgleish is also named ‘Head Chef of the Year’ in industry awards

Aberdeen’s luxury hotel, The Chester Hotel, was named ‘Boutique Hotel of the Year’ and IX Restaurant’s executive chef Kevin Dalgleish was named ‘Head Chef of the Year’ at last night’s Prestige Hotel Awards 2017.

Voted by the public, the inaugural Prestige Hotel Awards aims to showcase and reward outstanding service within Scotland’s hotel industry. The Chester Hotel and its culinary team have now been awarded over 20 accolades since opening in 2012, plus two AA Rosettes and a recommendation in the Michelin Guide for fine dining IX Restaurant. These awards follow on from Kevin’s participation in BBC Two’s MasterChef: The Professionals where he reached the quarter finals in 2016.

The Chester Hotel comprises 50 bedrooms, including two luxurious suites, which are individually designed featuring contemporary décor, stylish amenities and the latest technology. The multi-award winning IX Restaurant team is overseen by executive chef Kevin Dalgleish, and specialises in fresh fish, shellfish and quality steak dishes. Only the freshest, locally sourced, seasonal ingredients are used to ensure each dish reflects their signature cooking style.

Kevin Dalgleish, executive chef at IX Restaurant, says: “I am over-the-moon with this award and extremely grateful to everyone who voted for me. The calibre of chefs in Scotland is outstanding, so it’s an honour to be named ‘Chef of the Year’.”

Gillian Wood, owner of The Chester Hotel, says: “We are delighted with these two awards, and can’t thank our guests enough for voting for us. I’m incredibly proud of our team and it really is a testament to the hard work they put in every day to ensure our guests’ have a memorable stay.

“Kevin does a wonderful job of running IX Restaurant and supporting his kitchen team. He always ensures his young chefs are put forward for awards, so it’s fantastic to see him also being given the recognition he deserves.”