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Beautiful South Awards

On Wednesday 5 December, the 2018 annual Beautiful South Awards took place at the Grand Hotel, Brighton. Hosted by TV and radio presenter Mark Jones, of shows such as Crufts and the Sky Sports’ Masters Football series, the event celebrated the best of the South East’s tourism industry.

We were lucky enough to be invited to the event as the sponsor of the Small Hotel/Boutique Accommodation of the Year award. It was a fantastic night and we were honoured to be a part of it!

There were various professionals from the tourism industry representing 74 businesses at the grand event, with each award category including either Gold, Silver or Bronze trophies as well as a Highly Commended mention.

On the night, two Hampshire hotels did especially well in the category of Small Hotel/Boutique Accommodation of the Year, with the Bronze award being presented to Langrish House and the Silver accolade going to the Montagu Arms Hotel.

The competition was fierce this year but the Gold award and title of the best Small Hotel/Boutique Accommodation of 2018 went to the Gravetye ManorHotel & Restaurant in West Sussex. Blanch House, East Sussex, was also recognised in the category as Highly Commended.

Congratulations to all the winners in our category as well as to all those businesses and tourism professionals who were presented with accolades on the night.

The 2018 Beautiful South Awards was a wonderful celebration of the South East’s tourism industry and we’re already looking forward to next year’s ceremony!