The Independent Hotel Show has announced the shortlists for its 2017 Independent Hotelier and Outstanding New Hotel awards.
The first award is presented to an entrepreneurial spirit who is renowned for pushing boundaries and shaping the independent hotel sector, while the second will go to the new hotel which has made a significant impact through its dynamic operation, innovation and unique style.
Last year's winners were Kate Levin of the Capital hotel, London (Independent Hotelier) and the Laslett hotel, London (Outstanding New Hotel) of the Year.
The shortlist for this year's awards have been drawn up by a judging panel of industry experts based on innovation, inspiration, financial performance, team development, contribution to the industry at large and a clear distinction in a competitive landscape.
Visitors who have registered to attend to the show can vote for both categories at: www.independenthotelshow,co,uk/awards. The winners will be announced at the show on Tuesday 17 October.
Shortlist for Independent Hotelier 2017
Paul Bayliss, general manager, Carden Park, near Chester
Nicholas Dickinson, owner, Congham Hall, Grimston, Norfolk
Neil & Zoe Kedward, owners, the Grove, Narberth, Pembrokeshire,
Claire Randall, managing director, Lucknam Park, Colerne, Chippenham, Wiltshire,
David & Charlotte Reilly, Yorebridge House, Bainbridge, North Yorkshire,
Justin & Charlotte Salisbury, owners, Artist Residence (Brighton, London, Oxfordshire, Penzance)
Shortlist for Outstanding New Hotel 2017
Brocco on the Park, Sheffield
Foxhill Manor, Broadway, Worcestershire
King Street Townhouse, Manchester
No 15 Great Pulteney, Bath
The Painswick, Painswick, Gloucestershire
The Pig at Combe, Gittisham, Devon
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