VisitEngland has launched a new award to recognise the warmest of welcomes provided by accommodation providers, irrespective of their star rating.
Nominations were triggered by VisitEngland's annual quality assessment visit and online customer reviews.
VisitEngland's Chief Executive James Berresford said "Our new ROSE awards focus on areas of excellence that all businesses can aspire to, aiming to provide inspiration to all. Celebrating those who go that extra mile by raising standards, they will no doubt encourage others to raise their game."
Going forward, VisitEngland will recognise 100 recipients of the Rose awards every year. The new accolade was announced at the Independent Hotel Show.
The 16 hotels to receive the first ROSE awards include:
Barnsley House, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Blue Hayes, St Ives, Cornwall
Boswell House, Chelmsford, Essex
Castle of Comfort Country House, Bridgewater, Somerset
Covent Garden hotel, London
East Lodge Country House hotel, Rowsley, Derbyshire
Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, Windermere, Cumbria
The Imperial hotel, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Lucknam Park, near Bath, Wiltshire
Huntsbridge, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Radisson Blu Edwardian Providence Wharf, London
Roslin Beach hotel, Thorpe Bay, Essex
Stanley House hotel & spa, Mellor, Lancashire
The Goring, London
The New Northumbria hotel, Jesmond, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Z Shoreditch, London
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