A hotel in the heart of Warwickshire has been recognised for the third year running by a leading national awards scheme – competing with some of the most famous names in the hospitality business.
Coombe Abbey Hotel scooped a trio of honours in the M&IT Awards 2018 – including an award in the most hotly-contested category of the evening - Best UK Hotel.
The Brinklow-based 12th century venue picked up not one, but two Golds and one Silver award in a glittering ceremony held at Battersea Evolution in London.
The silver trophy came in the Best UK Hotel category - which is the biggest and highly anticipated award of the night.
Coombe Abbey was up against some of the best five-star hotels from around the country including Chewton Glen Hotel and Spa, Cliveden House Hotel, Gleneagles and The Grand Hotel York.
The eventual gold winner was revealed to be Celtic Manor Resort, but everyone at Coombe Abbey is extremely proud to have been shortlisted with some of the biggest names in the business and come out with the silver award.
Staff are also celebrating securing gold awards in the Best UK Unusual Venue and Best Value for Money Conference Venue for the second year running.
They beat stiff competition in the Best UK Unusual Venue category from the likes of Alton Towers Resort and the Natural History Museum.
Ron Terry, general manager of Coombe Abbey, is thrilled that an independent hotel within the Midlands has held its own against big names and brands within the industry.
“We are all so incredibly proud of our achievements in all the categories in this year’s M&IT Awards,” said Ron.
“To be up against such well-known and respected names within the industry in the first place is a huge honour for Coombe Abbey, but to actually come away being recognised is absolutely amazing.
“These awards are for every member of staff at the hotel. Their hard work, dedication and passion for the job is what makes Coombe Abbey the success that it is and I would like to say thank you to them all.
“We also have to say a huge thank you to our customers and clients who cast their votes in the awards. It is such a fantastic endorsement to have them vote for us and recognise the work that we do.”
What has made the wins even better is the fact that Coombe Abbey Hotel was the only company to win two golds on the night.
The venue is no stranger to the awards as it has been shortlisted a number of times over the years in a number of categories.
Ron added: “Coombe Abbey continually strives for excellence and after a number of years being nominated and winning awards, we will make sure that we keep up those standards that have been set for us.”
Organised by trade and events magazine M&IT, a total of 19 trophies were presented at the ceremony recognising a number of industry firms from venues to airlines.
For further information about Coombe Abbey Hotel, events that it hosts or to book a room visit www.coombeabbey.com.