Two new categories have been added to the Considerate Hotel of the Year Awards 2010/11, which is now looking for nominations.
They include the Considerate Small Accommodation Provider of the Year Award for establishments with 10 bedrooms or less and the Considerate Supplier of the Year Award.
John Firrell, director and secretary of the Considerate Hoteliers Association (CHA) said the new categories added extra interest to the awards.
"First, the Supplier of the Year category allows a hotel to enter the awards in partnership with a supplier who the hotelier believes is dedicated, ethical and passionate when it comes to the environment, sustainability and social responsibility.
"Second, there is a specific category for the small accommodation provider who perhaps previously felt swamped by larger fry.
"Now there is something for everybody and we look to hotelier and accommodation operators the length and breadth of the UK, regardless of whether they are CHA members or not, to begin putting their award applications together."
The two new award categories join four existing ones from 2009/10 - the Considerate Hotel of the Year, the Considerate Sustainable Food Award, the Considerate Green Team of the Year and the Considerate Green Champion of the Year.
The deadline for submission of nominations is 31 March 2011, with the awards being presented in early summer 2011 at the Savoy, London.
Full details of the awards, including entry forms, can be found at the CHA website: www.consideratehoteliers.com
By Janet Harmer
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