Brend Hotels won hotel group of the year at national awards ceremony presented by television’s Fiona Bruce.

The Brend Hotels are celebrating after being named Hotel Group of the Year at the AA Hospitality Awards 2015 in London.

Television presenter Fiona Bruce did the honour of awarding the Brend Hotels at a glittering awards do at Grosvenor House.

The family business began in 1955 and now owns 11 hotels across Devon and Cornwall.

John Brend, managing director of Brend Hotels, said: "It is a real honour to be recognised in this way by such a prestigious organisation as the AA.

"We are thrilled to receive this award, which is a testament to the incredibly high standards our team achieve every day.

"At Brend Hotels, we are totally committed to one thing - making sure our guests have an amazing time."

The award judges were very impressed with the quality of the facilities and the dedication and enthusiasm of all the staff at Brend Hotels.