Wirral success at Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards

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(L) Port Sunlight Museum, Small Visitor Attraction (R) The Wro, Best Bar
Port Sunlight Museum wins Merseyside's Small Visitor Attraction of the Year The Wro Bar wins Merseyside's Best Bar 2014

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

A bespoke cocktail, created by award-winning restaurant chain Viva Brazil, was presented to all guests as they arrived and were greeted by the fanfare of Brazilian drummers and dancers. Guests also got to see an exclusive performance from the cast of the Lion King, currently performing at Liverpool Empire.

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 and finalists were as follows:

Hotel of the Year

Winner - Hope Street Hotel
Highly Commended - Formby Hall Gold Resort & Spa



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(L) Mere Brook House, Guest Accommodation (R) Ness Gardens, Sustainable Tourism
Mere Brook House win Merseyside Guest Accommodation of the Year 2014 Ness Gardens

Guest Accommodation of the Year

Winner - Mere Brook House, Wirral

Peel Hey Guest House, Wirral

International Inn

Serviced Apartments of the Year

Winner - Staybridge Suites Liverpool

Hollywood Barges, Liverpool

Bridge Street Apartments

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year

Winner - Port Sunlight Museum

Childhood homes of Paul McCartney and John Lennon (National Trust)

Darkstar Ultimate Laser Arena, St Helens

Open Eye Gallery

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year

Winner - Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
Highly Commended - Liverpool Central Library & Archive

Beatles Story

Knowlsey Safari Park

Liverpool Football Club

Musuem of Liverpool

Taste Liverpool

Winner - Delifonseca
Highly Commended - Lunya

Caffe Cream, Wirral

London Carriage Works

Malmaison Brasserie

Tourism Event and Experience

Winner - Chagall: Modern Master, Tate Liverpool
Highly Commended - ShiverpoolB

Battle of the Atlantic

Liverpool Philharmonic Programme 2013

Bar of the Year

Winner - The Wro, Wirral

Hub Alehouse & Kitchen


Tourism Marketing Project

Winner - Chagall: Modern Master, Tate Liverpool

Liverpool One - Where Style cComes to Life


Excellence in Business Tourism

Winner - ACC Liverpool
Highly Commended - The Conference Centre at LACE


National Museums Trading Liverpool - Conference & Events Team

Sustainable Tourism

Winner - Ness Botanic Gardens, South Wirral

Caffe Cream, Wirral

People’s Choice for Business

Winner - Shiverpool

Outstanding Customer Service

Winner - Lillian Moore, Liverpool Empire Theatre

Dave Brown, Merseyside Maritime Museum

Phillip Davies, Jury's Inn

Simon Breedon,  Sudley House

Tourism Ambassador

Winner - Gemma McGowan, The Isla Gladstone

Ginette Goulston, Beatles Story

Peter Rosenfeld, Busy Bus Sightseeing Tours

Sharon Simmons, Malmaison

People’s Choice for Individual

Winner - Danielle Youds, Delifonseca

Outstanding Contribution to Tourism

Pam Wilsher
Tony Corfield
Judith Feather

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