Tourism Awards Shortlist Announced

The Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2020 has announced its shortlist to recognise excellence across the city region’s tourism and hospitality industry.

Each year the judging panel sifts through the many applications to narrow down the very best in the business.

All those shortlisted, will now go forward to the final judging panel ahead of the glittering awards ceremony on 14 May 2020. The panel will have the difficult task of deciding who will be crowned winners in their respective categories at the black-tie event taking place at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral.

There are 17 award categories this year which cover the whole industry, and include Hotel of the Year, Entertainment Venue of the Year and New Tourism Business of the Year. New for 2020 is an award for Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism.

Peter Sandman, Head of Visitor Economy for Growth Platform – Liverpool City Region Growth Company, said:

“Every year those shortlisted reflects the high standard and strong competition of the tourism industry across the region. Growth in this sector is healthy with latest figures showing that the local visitor economy is now worth over £4.9bn and employs more than 57,000 people. Over 60m people visit each year for work and for leisure and we hope that this shortlist highlights that there is something for everyone to enjoy.

“Holding the event in such a stunning venue will create a very special atmosphere for a wonderful evening.”

The headline sponsor this year is Liverpool ONE, along with other sponsors – ACC Liverpool, Epic Hotels, Expedia, Growth Platform, Hotel Indigo, Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool Gin, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Marketing Liverpool, Merseyrail, Metro, Owen Drew, Ticket Quarter and Wirral Chamber of Commerce.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available please contact Alison Hunter at Mills Media on 0151 649 3670 or lcrsponsor@millsmediacreative.co.uk.

Tickets for the ceremony are now available from Ticket Quarter at https://lcrtourismawards.com/#tickets.

Shortlist in full

Hotel of the Year

Bliss Hotel Southport
Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa
Hilton Hotel Liverpool
Hotel Indigo Liverpool
Malmaison Liverpool
Seel Street Hotel by EPIC
Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year

Base Serviced Apartments
Bridgestreet Apartments
Staybridge Suites Liverpool

B&B/ Guest House of the Year

Mere Brook House, Wirral
The Stamford, Southport

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year

Everton Football Club
Friends of Williamson Tunnels
Mersey Tunnel Tours
Royal Liver Building 360
The Palm House Sefton Park

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year

Knowsley Safari
Liverpool Cathedral
Mersey Ferries
Museum of Liverpool
Royal Albert Dock
Tate Liverpool

Taste: Restaurant of the Year

Delifonseca Dockside
Fazenda Rodizio Bar & Grill
Gusto Albert Dock
L20 Restaurant
Rockwood Bistro

Taste: Café of the Year

Caffe Cream
Kings Gardens Tea Room
Merseyside Maritime Museum Cafe
The Brink

Pub of the Year

Liverpool Gin Distillery
The Alchemist Liverpool
The Bridewell
The Sandon
The Smugglers Cove

Experience of the Year

British Music Experience
Ghetto Golf
Liverpool Gin Distillery
The Cavern Club – Behind the Scenes Tour

Business Events Venue of the Year

Hosted by National Museums Liverpool
LACE Conference Centre
The Art School

Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism

Mere Brook House
Strawberry Field
The Palm House Sefton Park

New Tourism Business

Duke Street Food & Drink Market
Handheld Mobile Video Tours
Royal Liver Building 360
Strawberry Field

Entertainment Venue of the Year

Liverpool Empire Theatre
Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse
Mersey Ferries
Unity Theatre

Independent Tourism Business of the Year

Livertours Liverpool
Mersey Games Ltd.
Mere Brook House
The Yacht Club
Western Approaches – Battle of the Atlantic Experience

Tourism Star of the Year

Elle Barnes Reen, Everton Football Club
Joanne Marshall, Hilton Liverpool City Centre
Thetis Michael, National Museums Liverpool
City Stars Volunteers, Liverpool ONE
Alexandra Bower, Royal Liver Building 360
Wirral Borough of Culture Volunteers, Wirral Council

Tourism Young Person of the Year

Chloe Appleby, Base Serviced Apartments
Elle Barnes Reen, Everton Football Club
Rebecca O’Neill, Hosted by National Museums Liverpool
Jordan Rhoda, Liverpool ONE