The Spa Bridlington was crowned winner in the Business Tourism category at the UK’s biggest tourism awards in Yorkshire, 11 November.
The East Yorkshire venue was among 16 winners from across the county recognised at the White Rose Awards 2013, held by Welcome to Yorkshire, New Dock Hall, Leeds, near the Royal Armouries. Around 1,000 people attended the royalty-themed event.
Andrew Aldis, GM at the Spa Bridlington, said: “This award recognises the people who have made The Spa Bridlington so successful. From those who had the foresight to refurbish it seven years ago to those who put their hearts and souls into making it outstanding every day.
“We billed ourselves as the Yorkshire coast’s premier venue; now we can deservedly say that we are Yorkshire’s finest conference venue, an amazing tagline and such a great boost for Great Bridlington.”
The Spa Bridlington can cater for 3,800 delegates. Owned by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, the building boasts an Art Deco Royal Hall which has existed since July 1932. The building underwent a complete refurbishment, costing £20.5m from 2006 to 2008.
The National Railway Museum, York was highly commended in the Business Tourism category.
Overall almost 100 businesses were shortlisted and winner Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “The world is now waking up to Yorkshire and our awards recognise the amazing achievements of our fantastic tourism businesses that make the county what it is today.”
A full list of White Rose Awards winners and images can be seen via whiteroseawards.com
Do you have news for CN? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org