Eight of the North East’s finest B&Bs have been shortlisted for the 2018 eviivo Awards, the ‘Oscars’ of the UK’s independent accommodation sector, across a variety of categories including: ‘Quirkiest Place to Stay’, ‘Most Beautifully Presented’ and ‘Hidden Gem’ of the North East.
The eviivo Awards, now in its fifth year, recognises the best of the UK’s world class B&Bs, guest houses, inns, serviced apartments, self-catering units and small independent hotels from all over the country.
Announced this week, this year’s shortlist has seen over 100 properties make the cut, with the following North East based establishments reaching the final stages of the process of these coveted awards.
eviivo Awards Shortlisted Properties from the North East
|Award||Name of property||County||Website URL|
|Hidden Gem – North East||The Percy Arms||Chatton, Northumberland||www.percyarmschatton.co.uk
|Hidden Gem – North East||Alnmouth Cottages||Alnmouth, Northumberland||www.alnmouthcottages.co.uk|
|Hidden Gem – North East||Wydon Farm B&B||Haltwhistle, Northumberland||www.wydon-Haltwhistle.co.uk|
|Most Beautifully Presented/Hidden Gem – North East||Catch Seafood Ponteland||Ponteland, Northumberland||www.catchseafood.co.uk/catch-seafood-ponteland
|Hidden Gem – North East||Penthouse at Grey Street||Newcastle, Tyne and Wear||www.propertiesunique.com/property-listings/grey-street-penthouse-2-bed/|
|Multi-Property Wizard||Alnwick Cottages & Alnmouth Cottages||Alnwick, Northumberland||www.alnwickcottages.co.uk/|
|Quirkiest Place To Stay||Northumberland Arms Felton||Felton, Northumberland||www.northumberlandarms-felton.co.uk|
|Multi-Property Wizard||Properties Unique||Gateshead, Tyne and Wear||www.propertiesunique.com|
Over the coming weeks, the shortlisted establishments will have their applications judged by a panel of industry experts. The winners will then be announced at the annual eviivo Awards dinner on 16th October 2018 at Quaglino’s, London.
These independent B&Bs, guesthouses and boutique hotels represent the pinnacle of UK and particularly the North East hospitality, providing some of UK’s most special holiday experiences in a variety of settings.
eviivo reports that year on year, properties that were shortlisted in previous years command prices that are 8% higher than the rest of the sector and enjoy 17% higher occupancy level across the range of nominees, regardless of the location, grade or type of accommodation they offer.
David Weston, awards judge and Chairman of the Bed & Breakfast Association comments: “With over 1,000 B&Bs opening since 2015, it is great to see that the sector is enjoying a revival. These brilliant B&Bs offer a glimpse of the fantastic range of accommodation this country has to offer its visitors, whether they be domestic or international.”
Fellow judge, former award-winning B&B owner, leading consultant and mentor to the hospitality sector, Yvonne Halling adds: “Running a B&B in the 21st century is demanding and requires multiple skills, hard work and dedication – these awards help to shine a light on and identify the finest businesses within the UK’s hospitality sector.”
The eviivo Awards take place on the 16th October at Quaglino’s on Bury Street, London
To view the full list of UK shortlisted properties, please visit: https://eviivo.com/awards/