Saturday, 6 June 2009

First past the post in Chester

Beware of red-wine hangovers around Cheshire today. The annual Visit Chester & Cheshire Awards were held last night at Chester Racecourse.
   The big winner on the night with a hatrick of gongs was Carden Park, the hotel golf resort and spa, namely Excellence in Business Tourism, Sustainable Tourism Award and Large Hotel of the Year.
   Celebrations too for Harrop Fold Farm, Macclesfield, with their third consecutive win, taking the B&B of Year award for their combination of winning location, accommodation and cookery classes.
   I judged the Small Hotel of the Year award and picked Peckforton Castle (pictured above right) as my winner with Nunsmere Hall a close second place.
   My reasons? Attention to detail, proactive attitude to new business and a strong sense of personality infused throughout the family-owned property.
    Did the right people win on the night? Post your comments here.

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