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The shortlist for this year’s LCR Tourism Awards has been announced

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The shortlist for this year’s LCR Tourism Awards has been announced
(Liverpool City Region) LCR Tourism Awards 2022 at the Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool. Picture Jason Roberts

The annual awards recognise and reward excellence across the regions tourism and hospitality sector and are delivered by Growth Platform – Liverpool City Region Growth Company.

With record entries this year, the applications for this year’s LCR Tourism Awards have been narrowed down by an expert judging panel and will now go forward to the awards ceremony taking place at Liverpool Cathedral on Thursday 29 February 2024.

The nineteen categories this year include awards for Hotel of the Year, Experience of the Year, New Tourism Business and Unsung Hero. Twelve of the winners will then go forward to the Visit England Awards for Excellence in June 2024, at which Liverpool hotel, Titanic won gold at the 2023 ceremony earlier this summer.

Janet Nuzum, Sector Lead for Visitor Economy at Growth Platform said:

“We are delighted to have received record entries for the Tourism Awards this year as the support for the awards continues to grow and businesses recognise the value of being involved. In particular it is pleasing to see so many entries for the two new categories – Entertainment Venue of the Year and the Eurovision Experience Award which demonstrates the breadth of venues we have across the city region and also how businesses fully embraced Eurovision in such a unique way. Special thanks go to our experienced panel of judges who have had a difficult job in shortlisting this year as the quality of entries was so high.”

Liverpool City Region Tourism awards 2021 and the Liverpool Cathedral. Picture: Jason Roberts

Bill Addy, Chief Executive at Liverpool BID Company and Headline Sponsor, said:

“What an incredible shortlist we have and how well they reflect our vibrant and committed tourism sector. We know how critical this industry is to our city region. Liverpool is the fifth most visited city in the UK for overseas tourists and the fourth for domestic visitors. It is these businesses that provide both the attraction, the welcome and the purpose for the visit. They are the oil that keeps our vibrant visitor economy running and I am delighted for each one on the shortlist.”

The ‘Hidden Gem’ category will be back again for 2023 sponsored by us here at The Guide Liverpool. This category will be voted for by the public and will recognise the region’s ‘best kept secret.’

Hidden Gems could be attractions, bars, restaurants, tours, or natural assets which are off the main tourism trail.

By nominating a ‘Hidden Gem,’ they could be catapulted into the Tourism Awards spotlight.

To nominate your Hidden Gem please click HERE.

The headline sponsor is Liverpool BID Company, with associate sponsors Liverpool ONE and Lexus Liverpool.

Other confirmed sponsors and event partners are ACC Liverpool, Bolland & Lowe, BDO LLP, The Guide Liverpool, Kimpton, Knowsley Safari Park, Liverpool Cathedral, Merseyrail, MSP Global, My Time, NML, The Metro, PIB Insurance, Ticket Quarter, Virgin Experience Days, West Midlands Trains and Wild Thang.

The full shortlist for the LCR Tourism Awards 2023 is:

B&B and Guest House of the Year

The Bowden Lodge

The Braemar Southport

Sunnyside Guest House

Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year           

Quest Apartments Liverpool City Centre

Staybridge Suites Liverpool

The Eden Warehouse

Hotel of the Year       

Formby Hall Golf Resort and Sp

Hope Street Hotel

INNSiDE by Melia Liverpool

Malmaison Liverpool 

Novotel Liverpool Paddington Village

Pullman Liverpool

Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Business Events Venue

Escape Live Liverpool

INNSiDE by Melia Liverpool

The Jockey Club Venues – Aintree Racecourse

Spaces at The Spine

New Tourism Business Award        

Brewery Bus Tours

Eureka! Science + Discovery

Liverpool Famous Walking Tours

Novotel Liverpool Paddington Village

Radisson Red Liverpool

Shakespeare North Playhouse

Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award

Antonio’s Bar & Grill

Leonard Hotel Liverpool

Liverpool Philharmonic

Spaces at The Spine

Sunnyside Guest House

The Palm House Sefton Park

Independent Tourism Business of the Year         

Arts Bar Hope Street

Fab 4 Taxi Tours

Liverpool Famous Walking Tours

Manifest

MerseyMade

Sunnyside Guest House

Eurovision Experience of the Year

British Music Experience

Invisible Wind Factory presents Aquatopia – The Blue and Yellow Submarine Parade

John Lewis & Partners Liverpool

Liverpool Philharmonic

Liverpool Tourist Information Centre

National Museums Liverpool

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

The City of Liverpool College

Taste of Liverpool Award – Café/Bistro of the Year         

Bean Coffee Roasters Liverpool ONE

MerseyMade

The Watering Can

The Welsford Bistro

Taste of Liverpool Award – Restaurant of the Year          

Antonio’s Bar & Grill

Baltic Market

Delifonseca Dockside

Manifest

The Art School

The London Carriage Works

Pub of the Year        

The Hightown Pub & Kitchen

The Red Fox Thornton Hough

The Windmill Southport

Experience of the Year         

Liverpool Famous Walking Tours

Liverpool Food Tours – A Taste of Liverpool Food Walking Tour

Mersey Tunnel Tours

National Trust, The Beatles’ Childhood Homes

The Magical Mystery Tour

Viking Quest Adventure Golf

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year           

LFC Stadium Tours & Experiences

Liverpool Cathedral

Mersey Ferries

Museum of Liverpool

National Trust, Speke Hall

The Beatles Story

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year           

British Music Experience

Liverpool Beatles Museum

Strawberry Field

The Palm House Sefton Park

Entertainment Venue of the Year

Arts Bar Hope Street

Future Yard

Liverpool Philharmonic

Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse

Liverpool’s Royal Court

M&S Bank Arena

Shakespeare North Playhouse

The Cavern Club

Tourism Young Person of the Year            

Yasmin Rainbow, Hilton Liverpool

Natash Elston, Holiday Inn Express Royal Albert Dock

James Duckworth, Shakespeare North Playhouse

Amber Kinrade, Strawberry Field

Alex Zervos, The Art School

Unsung Hero Award

Chris Duffy, Hilton Liverpool

Tracey Sellars, Holiday Inn Liverpool

Roy Forshaw, National Museums Liverpool

Caitlin French, Pullman Liverpool

Colin Hughes, Sefton Park Palm House

Me Terzza, Shakespeare North Playhouse

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