It's official! With the arrival of 2020, we're delighted to announce that The Apartment, Bath is a finalist in the South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2019/20 in the New Tourism Business Award category.
Recognising outstanding tourism businesses across Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Bath, Bristol, Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, the Awards culminates in a glitzy black-tie dinner at Exeter Cathedral on 6 February 2020.
Having picked up the Gold Award for New Tourism Business at the Bath, Bristol & Somerset Tourism Awards in late 2019, this wider regional recognition is absolutely wonderful and wholly unexpected.
We'd again like to thank our amazing cleaning and laundry team, local tourism partners and our growing community of repeat guests and social media friends and followers. And of course a massive thank you to the 650+ wonderful guests we've welcomed to Bath from across the globe since opening in November 2017 - and the hundreds more we look forward to welcoming throughout 2020.
We're very grateful to the organisers and the fantastic judges who mystery shopped us, visited us, interviewed us and shortlisted us! We also recognise the pivotal role that sponsors play in making these awards possible - and are grateful to Gareth Allen and the team at our category sponsors Soundview, the Plymouth-based video production company, and Headline sponsors St Austell Brewery - the proud parent company of Bath Ales - for supporting this regional initiative.
Jeremy Mitchell, marketing and communications director at St Austell Brewery, said: “We’re delighted to sponsor this year’s South West Tourism Awards - an annual celebration of excellence in tourism across the region. From Cornwall to Bath, the West Country has so many businesses and individuals that deserve to be recognised for their outstanding contribution to tourism and world-class hospitality. Congratulations to all of this year’s finalists.”
Congratulations to all finalists and we look forward to celebrating with you all next month. The full list of Finalists and Commended entrants can be found here, with details of Gold, Silver and Bronze award winners announced following the Awards on 6 February 2020.