Battlesteads wins "Green Hotel of the Year"
Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurantin Wark, near Hexham, has many a glittering award to its name but there’s something particularly satisfying about its latest accolade. Battlesteads has fought off competition from some of the biggest names on the London hotel scene to win ‘Green Hotel of the Year’ at the 2011 Hotel Cateys.
The jewel in the Northumbrian crown, Battlesteads found itself up against Lancaster London and The Savoy in London, as well as Strattons Hotel in Swaffham, Norfolk. The awards took place at Lancaster London and were hosted by comedian and actor Marcus Brigstocke.
The Hotel Cateys were created to recognise and applaud the people and teams that deliver the many demands of guests, day in, day out – those unsung heroes who work tirelessly to support the UK's hotel sector.
Judges commended Battlesteads by saying: “There appears to be a boundless enthusiasm for innovation and drive to succeed both environmentally and commercially which set Battlesteads apart from its competition to win the Green Hotel category.
“Battlesteads is a shining example of what can be achieved with a little effort; sustainability is clearly at the heart of the operation and the hotel sector should take note of what has been achieved and challenge themselves to achieve the same.”
Battlesteads owners Richard and Dee Slade, office manager Katie Meyrick and head gardener Kate Slade attended the gala awards dinner and were surprised and delighted that Battlesteads was declared the winner in the Green Hotel of the Year category.