Over 250 people came together for the inaugural Bristol Hoteliers Association ‘Night of the Stars’ awards.
Celebrating and recognising the efforts of all those who work across the city’s hotel sector, the awards followed the re-launch of the association which focuses on promoting and protecting the interests of hotels located in the region.
With eight categories up for grabs, competition to find out who was the best was intense, with the winners being revealed at the newly opened Harbour Hotel on Corn Street.
Mark Payne, chairman of the association said: “Whether it’s the high-end or budget venue, collectively all the hotels located in Greater Bristol play a major role in the prosperity of the city and surrounding area.
“With close to 5,500 rooms, they employ thousands of people, use many local suppliers and act as a shop window when people and businesses are looking for somewhere to stay or host an event. They also act as the first point of contact for many people when they visit Bristol.
“The people who work at all Bristol’s hotels put in a lot of effort, much of which goes unnoticed. These awards have been put in place to recognise these efforts and to celebrate the people who work so hard to make our city such a great place to visit.”
Bristol Hoteliers Association ‘Night of the Stars’ winners
Young Chef of the Year – sponsored by Ruby & White
Conor Carrington-Stait (Marriot Royal)
Green Team – sponsored by afonwen
The Bristol Hotel
Heart of House – sponsored by WGC
Esther Green (Aztec Hotels)
Front of House – sponsored by Cadence
Julie Coles (DoubleTree by Hilton, Bristol City Centre)
Mentor – sponsored by Call Cars
Nadine Rees (Doubletree by Hilton, North Bristol)
Bright Idea – sponsored by Limber Work
Katie Freer (Marriot City Centre)
Rising Star – sponsored by Sounds Commercial
Virginia Real Ramos (Mercure Grand) & Jack Chesher (Quarter)
Unsung Hero – sponsored by CFG
Mark Skinner (Clevedon Hall)