Shortlist For Tourism Awards

THE Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards has announced its shortlist to recognise the very best of the City Region’s tourism and hospitality industry.Each year, the Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards judging panel sifts through hundreds of applications to narrow down the very best in the business.The shortlisted businesses will now go forward to the final judging panel ahead of the awards on May 18th at the iconic St George’s Hall.The panel now have the difficult task of deciding who will be crowned winners in their respective categories at the prestigious ceremony.Chris Brown, Director at Marketing Liverpool, said: “This year there was an unbelievable number of high quality entries, including a lot of new names, from across the region’s tourism sector. 2016 was a fantastic year for tourism in the region so it has made choosing a select handful of businesses for our shortlist even harder.“We look forward to the event in May when we will be celebrating the region’s cream of the crop and reflecting on a truly remarkable last twelve months.”The Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards is also calling out for the general public to nominate individuals or tourism businesses that provided outstanding service in 2016.In addition to the 16 categories shortlisted, the award ceremony also includes The People’s Choice Award, sponsored by the British Music Experience. This is the only category voted for by the public, honouring the individuals and tourism businesses achieving excellence in customer service across the Liverpool City Region.You can vote for your favourite business or individual from next week by visiting and tell us why your chosen individual or tourism business should be crowned winner at the glittering awards ceremony on 18th May. More than 550 movers and shakers from the tourism industry that play a part in Liverpool City Region’s £4.1bn visitor economy are expected to attend the annual event hosted by the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership. Sponsors this year include Liverpool ONE, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, ComCab Liverpool, Liverpool BID Company, British Music Experience, ACC Liverpool, Marketing Liverpool and Influential.More information about the awards and to reserve your tickets for the evening visit or call the event hotline on 0844 809 4399. SHORTLIST IN FULL
Hotel of the Year
Aloft Liverpool Hotel
Hotel Indigo Liverpool
Jurys Inn Liverpool
Pullman Liverpool
Ramada Plaza Southport
Titanic Hotel Liverpool
Guest Accommodation / Bed & Breakfast of the Year
Albion Guest House
International Inn
Mere Brook House
Serviced Apartments of the Year
Aparthotel Adagio Liverpool
Epic Liverpool
Premier Suites Liverpool
Richmond Apart-Hotel
Staybridge Suites Liverpool
Small Visitor Attraction of the Year
Liverpool Watersports Centre
Mersey Tunnel Tour
Shore Cottage Studio
The Beatles Fab Four Taxi Tours
Large Visitor Attraction of the Year
Albert Dock
Knowsley Safari
Liverpool Cathedral
Mattel Play! Liverpool
National Museums Liverpool – Lady Lever Art Gallery
Speke Hall
The Beatles Story
Taste Liverpool
Caffe Cream
Claremont Farm
Delifonseca Dockside & Fonseca’s
Mere Brook House
The Art School Restaurant
The Refreshment Rooms
Large Tourism Event of the Year
Albert Dock – Folk Festival on the Dock
Albert Dock – Pirate Festival on the Dock
Albert Dock – Steam on the Dock
Brazilica Festival
Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art
Small Tourism Event of the Year
Albert Dock – Heritage on the Dock
Albert Dock – Vintage on the Dock
Liverpool Loves
The Alice Experience
Tourism Experience of the Year
Liverpool Beatles Walk
McArthurGlen Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
Tate Liverpool – Matisse in Focus
The Beatles Fab Four Taxi Tours
Bar of the Year
Salt Dog Slims
The Brink
The Club House
The Refinery
The Smugglers Cove
Excellence in Business Tourism
National Museums Liverpool – World Museum
Tate Liverpool
The Venue at the Royal Liver Building
Titanic Hotel Liverpool
Entertainment Venue of the Year
Floral Pavilion
Liverpool Empire Theatre
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Royal Court Theatre
St Helens Theatre Royal
The Atkinson
Independent Tourism Business of the Year
Brilliant Liverpool Tours
Darkstar Laser Tag
Liverpool Cycle Tours
Mere Brook House
Port Sunlight Village Trust
Tate Shop
The Beatles Fab Four Taxi Tours
Best Newcomer to the Visitor Economy
Chicha – Peruvian Street Kitchen
Livertours Liverpool
Mattel Play! Liverpool
Pullman Liverpool
Santa Maluco
The Alchemist
Tourism Star(s) of the Year
Colin and Sylvia Hall – Beatles Childhood Homes
City Star Volunteers
Stuart King – Jurys Inn Liverpool
Cruise Ambassadors Team   Liverpool Cruise Terminal
Ramada Plaza Southport Team
Emma Furness and Simon Breedon – Walker Art Gallery
Tourism Young Person of the Year
Charlotte Reed – Benty Farm Tearooms
Georgie Betts – Bettsy & Co
Michael Douglas – Crowne Plaza John Lennon Airport Hotel
Megan McGuinness – Jurys Inn Liverpool
Jennifer Watts – Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art
Nathan Dodd – Liverpool ONE Information Centre
Daniela Tucci – The Art School Restaurant