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Liverpool region tourism awards: the shortlist

50 finalists who know how to show a visitor a good time

Published on April 14th 2014.

Liverpool region tourism awards: the shortlist

NEW Brighton ice cream makers Caffe Cream joins a top flight of restaurants in the final countdown of the Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards.

The seaside venue joins several big names across the water - Lunya, Delifonseca, London Carrige Works and Malmaison Brasserie - in the Taste section of the awards which are designed to recognise the best in tourism that the area has to offer over the last 12 months.

Caffe Cream has also been nominated in the Sustainable Tourism section of the competition.

As for the rest of the awards, hundreds of entries have been whittled down to 50 across 13 categories. The final will be held St George’s Hall on May 22.

Finalists for Bar of The Year are the Hub Alehouse and Kitchen, in the Casartelli Building, the bar at the Malmaison and The Wro, on Wirral.

Judges include Peter Avis, manager of Richard Branson’s Babylon restaurant at the Kensington Roof gardens, in London; Hamish Anderson, head sommelier and wine buyer at The Tate, Helena Egan, Head of Destination Marketing Sales for TripAdvisor and Sara Wilde-McKeown, chair of Liverpool City Region’s Visitor Economy Board and also managing director of Paver Smith, the PR agency.

Liverpool One are the award’s headline sponsors while category sponsors include Virgin Trains, Viva Brazil, the Hoteliers Association, City Central BID and Commercial District BID, ACC Liverpool and Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

Shortlist - Liverpool City region Tourism Awards 2014

Hotel of the Year 
Formby Hall
Hope Street Hotel 
Ramada Plaza Southport

Guest Accommodation of the Year
International Inn
Merebrook House Wirral

Peel Hey Wirral

Serviced Apartments of the Year
Bridge Street Apartments 
Hollywood Barges Liverpool (Titanic/Yellow Sub/Joker)
Staybridge Suites

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year
Childhood Homes of Paul McCartney and John Lennon (National Trust)
Darkstar Ultimate Laser Arena St Helens
Open Eye Gallery
Port Sunlight Museum Wirral

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year
Beatles Story
Knowsley Safari Park
Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
Liverpool Central Library
Liverpool Football Club
Museum of Liverpool

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Caffe Cream Wirral
London Carriage Works
Malmaison Brasserie

Best Tourism Event and Experience
Battle of the Atlantic
Chagall: Modern Master (Tate Liverpool)
Liverpool Philharmonic 2013 Programme

Bar of the Year
Hub Alehouse & Kitchen
The Wro Wirral

Best Tourism Marketing Project
Chaghall: Modern Master (Tate Liverpool)
Liverpool ONE – Where Style Comes to Life

Excellence in Business Tourism 
ACC Liverpool
Hilton Liverpool
National Museums Trading Liverpool – Conference and Events Team
The Conference Centre at LACE

Sustainable Tourism 
Caffe Cream Wirral
Ness Botanic Gardens Wirral

Outstanding Customer Service
Dave Brown – Merseyside Maritime Museum
Lillian Moore – Liverpool Empire Theatre
Phillip Davies – Jury’s Inn Liverpool
Simon Breedon – Sudley House (National Museums Liverpool)

Tourism Ambassador 
Gemma McGowan – The Isla Gladstone
Ginette Goulston – Beatles Story
Peter Rosenfeld – BusyBus Sightseeing Tours 
Sharon Simons – Malmaison

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