2 December 2014

Manchester Tourism Awards 2014

Manchester's tourism businesses compete for industry awards

The Manchester Tourism Awards recognise and reward the high levels of investment in quality and outstanding contributions to tourism made by the city region’s businesses each year. The awards are an excellent incentive to tourism businesses in Greater Manchester, to continue to raise the industry standard and to ensure that the city region continues to be a competitive and appealing destination.

The awards took place on Tuesday 2 December 2014 at the National Football Museum.

The winners were

HOTEL OF THE YEAR* - sponsored by Polkadot Design & Print
The Lowry Hotel - WINNER
Crowne Plaza Manchester Centre - HIGHLY COMMENDED

LARGE TOURISM EVENT OF THE YEAR*- sponsored by Manchester Airport Group (MAG)
Manchester International Festival - WINNER

SMALL TOURISM EVENT OF THE YEAR* - sponsored by Verdure Floral Design
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair - WINNER

RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR*
Manchester House - WINNER

LARGE VISITOR ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR* - sponsored by Virgin Trains
The Lowry - WINNER

SMALL VISITOR ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR*
BBC Tours at MediaCityUK - WINNER

SERVICED APARTMENTS OF THE YEAR*
The Place Aparthotel - WINNER

TOURISM EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR* - sponsored by MediaCo
Wandering Duck - WINNER
Manchester Ship Canal Cruise - HIGHLY COMMENDED

TOURISM STAR/S OF THE YEAR*- sponsored by Hotel Gotham
Andrew Archibald - The Lowry Hotel - WINNER

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM AWARD* - sponsored by NOMA
Novotel Manchester Centre - WINNER
Manchester Central - HIGHLY COMMENDED

BEST ENTERTAINMENT VENUE OF THE YEAR - sponsored by Street Cars
The Met - WINNER

TOURISM RETAILER OF THE YEAR - sponsored by Play Factore
Afflecks - WINNER

BUSINESS TOURISM AWARD* - sponsored by Fisher Audio Visual
The University of Manchester Conferences and Venues - WINNER

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD - 'BEST TEA ROOM' - sponsored by the Manchester Evening News Diary Page
Annie's Restaurant & Tea Shop - WINNER

* Winners of these categories are eligible to enter the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence in 2015.

See highlights from last year's event:

 


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