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Voted Number 22 in the Favourite London Hotels category.

We are delighted to be ranked in this prestigious list for the second year running, this year climbing places to No. 22.

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The Caterer’s Best Place to Work In Hospitality

We’re absolutely delighted to have been ranked in The Caterer’s Best Place to Work In Hospitality for a second year running, this year at No. 21!


Hospitality Hero

Winner: Joanne Taylor Stagg

Our General Manager, Joanne Taylor-Stagg, has been recognised as the winner of the award for Hospitality Hero at the Mayfair Times Community Awards. Another fantastic achievement for both Joanne and the team. Congratulations Joanne, it’s so well-deserved!

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F&B Manager of the Year

Winner: Our very own Sharon McArthur has been crowned F&B Manager of the Year at The Hotel Cateys 2021.

Sharon’s dedication to not only her own team, but every department here at The Athenaeum has been simply outstanding. We couldn’t be prouder, congratulations Sharon!


Housekeeper of the Year

Shortlisted: Juris Dubrovskis

Juris was shortlisted for the Housekeeper of the Year in the Hotel Cateys 2021.

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Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2022

Winner: Best Service

The fantastic work of our incredible team has paid off yet again with this special award win.

CNJ Award 2022

Condé Nast Traveller’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2021

Voted Number 33 in the Favourite London Hotels category.

We couldn’t have done it without our wonderful team and every single person who voted for us – so thank you!

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‘The One to Watch’ in the GM of the Future Award – Juris Dubrovskis

Recognised by an expert panel, we’re so proud of Juris for being named as ‘The One to Watch’ in the GM of the Future Award. Congratulations Juris!


The Independent Hotel Show Awards

Independent Hotelier of the year – Joanne Taylor-Stagg

Joanne’s dedication knows no bounds. Congratulations Joanne, it’s thoroughly deserved!


The Cateys 2021

Manager of the Year – Joanne Taylor-Stagg

Joanne’s dedication to her team, our hotel and the wider industry has been unwavering over many years, winning her this prestigious award. Congratulations Joanne!


SME Greater London Enterprise Awards

Most Luxurious Hotel – Central London

Hospitality Team of the Year – Central London

The Greater London Enterprise Awards celebrate our capital’s finest small and medium sized businesses and we are delighted to have won two awards in 2021.


The Cateys 2021

Runner-up:  Independent Hotel of the Year

It’s a particularly incredible achievement to be recognised after the last year and we’re so proud of our whole team.


The Caterer Best Places to Work in Hospitality

No. 18

We’re absolutely delighted to have been ranked number 18 in The Caterer’s Best Places To Work In Hospitality 2021.

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Shortlisted: Springboard’s Virtual Awards for Excellence 2021

Shortlisted for Best Employer Award

Springboard received a record number of nominations and entries this year and were hugely impressed by the quality of entries, so we are thrilled to be shortlisted.


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Conde Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2021

Winner of the Readers’ Award

Voted for by the readers of Conde Nast Johansens, this award is particularly special to us.

CNJ Award 2021

Conde Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2020

Winner of Best Urban Hotel

Condé Nast Johansens is a global collection of independent luxury hotels, spas and venues approved annually by Local Experts. They select the best properties from around the world for inclusion in our collection and their annual awards recognise the best of the best.

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Greater London Enterprise Awards 2020

Winner of Most Elegant Hotel – Central London

The Athenaeum was recognised as demonstrating expertise within their given field, dedication to client service and satisfaction, and commitment to excellence and quality.


Boutique Hotel Awards 2019

Winner of Europe’s Best Family Hotel

The Boutique Hotel Awards is the first and only international awards organisation exclusively dedicated to recognising unique excellence among luxury boutique hotels.

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AA 5 Red Star Award

The words straight from the horse’s mouth:

[AA Inspector’s Choice] ‘With a discreet address in Mayfair, this well-loved hotel offers bedrooms appointed to the highest standard; several boast views over Green Park. The delightful bar has an excellent stock of Whisky. The Edwardian townhouses adjacent to the hotel offer a range of spacious and well-appointed apartments. There is an extensive range of beauty treatments available, along with conference and meeting facilities.”


Luxury Travel Guide Award 2018

Winner of Elegant Luxury Hotel of the Year 2018

The Luxury Travel Guide Awards represent the pinnacle of hospitality achievement, championing the best in their respective fields.


Travel Weekly Magellan Award 2017

Gold award winner for Hospitality – Overall Luxury Hotel

“This year’s winners represent the most talented and creative people in not just the travel
industry but of any industry,” said Arnie Weissmann, editor in chief of Travel Weekly. “They
continue to raise the bar, to inspire travel and enhance the travel experience. Their work leaves
a lasting impression on our expert judges and readers”.

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Greener Path Landfill Diversion Award

The Greener Path Awards celebrate the great work business’ across the UK are doing in reducing the impact they have on the environment. Businesses who demonstrate exemplary effort and achievement in minimizing waste, boosting recycling and increasing landfill diversion while seeking out innovative and sustainable ways to handle waste streams, are potential candidates.

By working in partnership with ACM Environmental we have fully optimized the diversion of waste from landfill in 2016 and have demonstrated clear further commitment towards the goal of ‘Zero Landfill’.


Travel and Leisure Top 500 Hotels 2015

Inclusion as one of Travel and Leisure’s top hotels in London.


Luxury Travel Guide 2016

Luxury Travel Guide Global Award 2016.

Luxury Travel Guide Global Award 2016

Serviced Apartment Awards 2016

Best Sales and Account Management Team’ Award.

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Family Vacation Favourite Hotel 2014

Family Vacation Critic award for favourite hotel in the UK.

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Highly Commended Best UK Family Hotel 2012 – Junior Design Awards

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Best UK Family Hotel 2011 – Junior Design Awards

Recognised twice for our family-friendly services by the prestigious Junior Awards. Judges were impressed by our bespoke entertainment packages, special events arranged by our Children’s Concierge and a host of exciting seasonal family packages.

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Top London Tea Place 2012 – Tea Guild

Our sumptuous Afternoon Tea scooped the Tea Guild’s prestigious award for ‘Top London Afternoon Tea 2012’. Considered the ‘Oscars’ of the tea world, we competed against world-famous London hotels and tea rooms and gained the title having impressed the anonymous judges.


Whisky Award

THE BAR is one of only two in the UK to have won an award for Great Whisky Bars of the World. The awards are run in association with The Macallan distillery.

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Afternoon Tea Award

The UK Tea Council’s event is the ‘Michelin star’ of the tea world, when world-famous London hotels and tea rooms compete for the coveted honour of recognition. We ranked so highly for outstanding quality and consistently high standards for afternoon teas that the Council gave us a Special Award of Excellence.




Travel + Leisure Award 2008

Voted one of the top 500 hotels in the world by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine