Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2014

Liverpool’s top tourist attractions, restaurants and bars gathered for an Oscar style ceremony recognise the very best which Liverpool City Region has to offer.

The event, held at St George’s Hall and hosted by travel journalist Simon Calder, proved to be the city’s most glamorous event to date, as the best and brightest of the tourist industry rubbed shoulders at this historic venue.

The awards, which were held on behalf of the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, are now in their fourth decade of continued recognition of Liverpool’s vibrant tourism industry and its valued contributors

The array of stylish outfits on the night did headline sponsors Liverpool ONE proud, with the city once again proving its reputation as the best dressed. Other sponsors of the awards included Virgin Trains, Viva Brazil, the Liverpool Hoteliers Association, City Central BID, Commercial District BID, ACC Liverpool, Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Davy Liver Cabs.

It was an incredible evening as the choices made by the judges and a panel of leading industry experts were revealed.
In addition to the award categories there were also special prizes for The People’s Choice Award, an accolade recognising the region’s best individual and business in the tourism sector and voted for by the public. After a high number of votes and a tough decision-making process, the winners were revealed as…

Winners on the night were as follows:
Hotel of the Year

Winner – Hope Street Hotel

Highly Commended – Formby Hall Gold Resort & Spa

Guest Accommodation of the Year

Winner – Mere Brook House

Serviced Apartments of the Year

Winner – Staybridge Suites Liverpool

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year

Winner – Port Sunlight Museum

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year

Winner – Liverpool Anglican Cathedral

Highly Commended – Liverpool Central Library & Archive

Taste Liverpool

Winner – Delifonseca

Highly Commended – Lunya

Tourism Event and Experience

Winner – Chagall: Modern Master, Tate Liverpool


Bar of the Year
Winner – The Wro

Tourism Marketing Project

Winner – Chagall: Modern Master, Tate Liverpool

Excellence in Business Tourism

Winner – ACC Liverpool

Highly Commended – The Conference Centre at LACE

Sustainable Tourism

Winner – Ness Botanic Gardens

People’s Choice for Business


Outstanding Customer Service

Winner – Lillian Moore, Liverpool Empire Theatre

Tourism Ambassador

Winner – Gemma McGowan, The Isla Gladstone

People’s Choice for Individual

Winner – Danielle Youds, Delifonseca

Outstanding Contribution to Tourism

Pam Wilsher
Tony Corfield
Judith Feather

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