Jesmond Dene House was delighted to be awarded the ‘Small Hotel of the Year 2012’ accolade at the North East England Tourism Awards in Newcastle last week.
Organised by NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), the city’s marketing organisation, and delivered in partnership with Northumberland County Council, the Awards are designed to encourage, and acknowledge, the achievements of the region’s tourism-related businesses. Almost 400 members of the local business community came together at a dinner at The Sage, Gateshead to celebrate the tourism successes of the past year.
Sarah Stewart, NGI’s chief executive, said: “The enthusiasm we’ve seen from businesses for this year’s North East England Tourism Awards has been fantastic. The results demonstrate the quality and innovation within the visitor economy from across the whole region and I’d like to congratulate all of the winners on their success. The judges were highly impressed with the quality of entrants and all of the shortlisted businesses should be proud of their achievements.”
This is the second time that Newcastle-based Jesmond Dene House has clinched the award, having first won in 2008, just three years after opening. It follows a succession of recent accolades including The Good Hotel Guide Cesar for ‘City Hotel of the Year 2012’ and being included in the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Top 25 UK Hotels.
General Manager Scott Davidson, said: “I am delighted that the hotel has won this award as it recognizes the tremendous hard work and commitment shown by our staff in their efforts to offer the highest levels of service and hospitality to our guests. To win this after our recent acknowledgements from The Good Hotel Guide and Tripadvisor is just the icing on the cake.”
Winning the award means Jesmond Dene House will have the chance to compete on a national stage against the winners from England’s other regions at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence later this year.