An historic Warwickshire hotel has been named as the third best hotel in the country after winning awards at a prestigious ceremony.
Coombe Abbey Hotel near Coventry was awarded Silver for Best UK Unusual Venue at the M&IT Awards 2019 and Bronze for Best UK Hotel – the most-anticipated and competitive category of the evening.
The annual awards ceremony recognises the UK’s top hotels and venues and is highly regarded within the sector since it is known as the ‘Oscars of the events industry’.
Coombe Abbey has won awards at the ceremony for the last four years, with nominees voted for by industry professionals and the hotel’s clients rather than by a judging panel – a system which shows how highly regarded the finalists are within the industry.
The Best UK Hotel is one of the most competitive categories with Coombe Abbey competing against other highly acclaimed hotels such as Celtic Manor Hotel and Chewton Glen.
The accolades follow continuing success for the hotel after it was named the Large Hotel of the Year at the West Midlands Tourism Awards last week and as it celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2020.
Ron Terry, general manager of Coombe Abbey Hotel, said: “We were absolutely thrilled to have been shortlisted in these tough categories at the M&IT Awards and to receive both a Silver and Bronze award in two categories is a real success.
“Following our win at the West Midlands Tourism Awards where we won Large Hotel of the Year and received Bronze for Business Events Venue of the Year, we are so proud to be receiving this recognition.
“The M&IT awards are a very high standard with the top hotels in the UK competing in each category, so to have received this recognition from voters is a great achievement.”
The 12th century former Cistercian Abbey has 11 meeting rooms and a Marquee with a range of options for conferences and events in unique settings and hosts a packed calendar of live events throughout the year.
Ron added that the hotel’s historical setting makes it stand out from its competitors and it is the perfect location for events and conferences.
“Our event spaces at Coombe Abbey offer a different setting for meetings which is what makes them popular with organisers,” he said.
“To have been once again recognised for our individuality and our events offering is an achievement which we are all very proud of.
“We have a busy calendar of events for 2020 as we celebrate our 25th anniversary so to have received these awards is a great start to a full year of celebrating!”