Visit London Awards unveil 2009 shortlist

19 August 2009 by
Visit London Awards unveil 2009 shortlist

Hospitality operators from across the capital have been shortlisted in the Visit London Awards 2009.

Now in their sixth year, the awards, which are run in conjunction with BT, recognise excellence across the tourism industry.

Awards are divided into 15 categories including small hotel/B&B of the year, large hotel of the year, budget accommodation of the year, outstanding customer service award and best gastronomic experience.

Shortlisted entries include Galvin at Windows, the InterContinental London Park Lane and the Bingham hotel in Richmond as well as Vinopolis and the operations team at the Cavendish Hotel.

Sally Chatterjee, interim CEO Visit London said: "The BT Visit London Awards celebrate London's world-class tourism offer and recognise and reward outstanding achievement within the industry.

"I congratulate all of the finalists and wish them the best of luck."

The Visit London awards ceremony will be held at Westfield London on 5 November.

The shortlisted entries are:

Best Gastronomic Experiences:
St Paul's Cathedral operated by Harbour & Jones
The Grove - Colette's Restaurant
Paternoster Chop House
Galvin at Windows Restaurant
Bingham hotel

Large Hotel of the Year:
The Athenaeum
The Milestone Hotel
Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel
InterContinental London Park Lane
St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
The Langham, London

Small hotel/B&B of the Year:
The Lord Milner
SACO Holborn/SACO Serviced Apartments
The Colonnade
196 Bishopsgate Serviced Apartments

Outstanding Customer Service Award:The Cavendish Hotel - Operations Team
Victoria and Albert Museum - Mick Mavani
BBC Shows and Tours - BBC Shows and Tours Team
Royal College of Physicians - Meetings & Events team
Madame Tussauds London - Operations team
National Maritime Museum - Nicholas Babbs

Budget Accommodation of the Year:
London Heathrow Premier Inn
Palmers Lodge Boutique Backpackers
Generator Hostel London
Think Apartments Limited
Premier Inn London King's Cross St. Pancras YHA London St Pancras

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By Kerstin Kühn

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