Following much preparation, we are proud to announce the official launch of the inaugural Excellence in Luxury Service Awards incorporating Luxury Bed & Breakfast and Innkeeper.
The awards span categories both for B&B owners and suppliers ranging from Best Luxury Seaside B&B to Best Luxury Breakfast Product.
The ultimate purpose of the awards is to recognise and promote excellence in luxury across the UK B&B market and thus help raise even higher the existing bar on standards in the high-end UK B&B market.
We are also delighted to announce the judges of the awards. The panel comprises Bed & Breakfast Association chairman David Weston; B&B business adviser Tina Boden of the B&B Keeper and the Tiny Troubleshooter; owner of The Chapel luxury B&B in Harrogate Mark Hinchliffe; Be My Guest event director Diane Lloyd; B&B coach Yvonne Halling; and Luxury Bed & Breakfast magazine editor Bill Lumley.
The winners will be announced at a central London awards ceremony on 9 May at the Crypt on the Green, Clerkenwell, on the edge of the City of London.
David Weston said: “I was delighted to be asked to be a judge in Luxury Bed & Breakfast magazine’s first annual awards.
“I hope the new awards will complement established awards such as those run by the AA and eviivo, and add a new, luxury-focused element to the national awards scene, and new opportunities for the owners of high-end properties to showcase their businesses.”
Diane Lloyd, event director for Be My Guest Events, said: “We are delighted to support JLD Media and Luxury Bed & Breakfast magazine on their inaugural Award series in 2019. It will be the perfect showcase for B&B owners up and down the country who are committed to delivering customer service of the highest order and delightful guest experiences. We can’t wait to read the entries and to see the winners awarded their deserved accolades.”
Fellow judge and winner of this year’s Vision Style award for Picture Perfect B&B The Chapel owner Mark Hinchliffe added: “I am delighted to be invited to be appointed as a panel judge for the 2019 Luxury Bed & Breakfast awards. These awards will help keep the high-end B&B market on its toes when it comes to enhancing its luxury appeal.”
Deadline for entries is 31 March 2019. A shortlist of nominations for the awards will be announced in April.