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Rudding Park Hotel Spa & Golf celebrate wins at CHS Awards 2017

Published: 19 May 2017

Rudding Park Hotel Spa & Golf, Horizon Leeds, Hilton Group, Center Parcs and Trident Hospitality celebrate wins at CHS Awards 2017

Rudding Park Hotel Spa & Golf, Horizon Leeds, Hilton Group, Center Parcs, and Trident Hospitality were amongst the venues, hotels and suppliers to win at the CHS awards, held last night at the Royal Armouries, Leeds. More than 250 event industry professionals, including many of the agents who contributed to the judging, attended the third annual CHS Awards which were preceded by a glittering gala dinner.

Rudding Park Hotel, Spa & Golf took the coveted Chairman’s Award and also won the Best Anticipated Launch and Best External Space Awards.

Horizon Leeds won the Best Day Delegate 24 Hour Rate and the Best Onsite Audio Visual Awards and was highly commended in the Best Board Room/ Small Meeting Room Award. 

Other success stories from the evening included awards for The Grand Hotel York, Conventions Malta and Cameron House.

The CHS Awards are organised by CHS Group who deliver the annual Conference and Hospitality Show in Leeds and the nominations for this year were announced at the Show in April. The judging process was managed by Paula Kelsey and Cloud 9 Event Management. The judging panel consisted of over 50 agency event professionals, with Richard John as Chair.

The Awards were supported by Conference Leeds, LeedsBID, AS Audio, Hospitality and Events North Magazine and the Royal Armouries Museum. Sponsors included Off Limits, Venuefinder.com, Jurys Inn, Leeds Hotel & Venues Association, Ibis Styles Hotels, Mercure Hotels, Ta Dah Furniture Hire and Stadium Experience.


The full list of winners is below:

CHS Awards 2017 Results
Best Anticipated Launch

Winner: Rudding Park Hotel, Spa & Golf
Highly Commended: Low Wood Bay

Best Auditorium
Winner: DeVere East Midlands Conference Centre & Orchard Hotel
Highly Commended: The Bridgewater Hall

Best Bedroom
Winner: The Lowry Hotel
Highly Commended: Seaham Hall
Highly Commended: The Principal York Hotel

Best Boardroom - Small Meeting Room
Winner: The Grand Hotel York
Highly Commended: Horizon Leeds

Best Day Delegate - 24 Hour Rate
Winner: Horizon Leeds
Highly Commended: Warwick Conferences – Scarman

Best External Space
Winner: Rudding Park Hotel, Spa & Golf

Best Green/Sustainable Venue
Winner: DeVere East Midlands Conference Centre & Orchard Hotel:
Highly Commended: EventCity

Best Group Brand
Winner: Hilton Group

Best Independent Venue
Winner: The Studio Venue Company Birmingham
Highly Commended: Victoria Warehouse
Highly Commended: Coombe Abbey Hotel

Best Large Conference / Exhibition Space
Winner: The Principal York
Highly Commended: Jurys Inn Hinckley Island Hotel and Conference Venue:
Highly Commended: The Principal Manchester:

Best Onsite Audio Visual
Winner: Horizon Leeds
Highly Commended: IET Birmingham: Austin Court

Best Onsite Leisure Facilities
Winner: Center Parcs, Elveden Forest
Highly Commended: Gleneagles

Best Outside Catering Company
Winner: Grape & Grain Company

Best UK Representation of a UK Venue
Winner: Trident Hospitality

Best UK Representation of an International Venue – Destination
Winner: Conventions Malta
Highly Commended: SANA Hotels

Best Unusual Event Space

Winner: Cameron House on Loch Lomond
Highly Commended: National Railway Museum
Highly Commended: Victoria Warehouse

Best Welcome Guest Experience

Winner: Oulton Hall Hotel & Spa
Highly Commended: The Grand Hotel & Spa, York

Chairman’s Award
Winner: Rudding Park Hotel, Spa & Golf

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