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Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2023

Entries are now closed for the Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards which celebrate the best of the region’s visitor economy sector.

With 19 categories, the awards cover all areas of the sector, many of which give winners the opportunity to go forward to the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence. The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 29 February 2024 at Liverpool Cathedral.

Tickets are now sold out – please email Katie Isaacson at tourismawards@coolbreezeagency.com for further details

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 Spa
  • 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
  • Leonardo Hotels 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
  • Natasha 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
  • Meg Terzza, Shakespeare North Playhouse

The Hidden Gem finalists are:

  • Gin Journey – A tour to discover Liverpool’s rich past, with a delicious drink in your hand to bring it all to life.
  • Glass Onion – Veggie/vegan café serving delicious fresh homemade food and cakes in Allerton.
  • Hop/Scotch – An independent whisky bar tucked away down an unassuming staircase in Liverpool’s Fabric District.
  • Lake House Waterloo – A stunning restaurant serving delicious, locally sourced menus at the water’s edge of the marine lake in Crosby.
  • Red Brick Market – An independent Market in Liverpool’s Baltic district with over 200 businesses under one roof.
  • Reel Tours – Walking tour in which you will visit many prominent film locations that have made the city so synonymous with moviegoers worldwide.
  • Season Coffee, Bar & Kitchen – A cosy, relaxed venue offering a range of food and drink that uses only produce from other local independent businesses in Southport.
  • The Bus Yard – Two converted double decker buses operating in Crosby Marina, Liverpool ONE Chavasse Park and other pop-up locations.
  • The Danny – An Art Deco steamship, rescued by the passion and skill of a volunteer force who run the project and operate the vessel today.
  • Tik Taco – A cantina serving locally sourced fresh, vibrant authentic Mexican food in Southport.

 

Voting has now closed and the winner will be announced at the awards ceremony on 29 February.

Tickets are now SOLD OUT for Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2023

The event has now reached its capacity. Please email Katie Isaacson at tourismawards@coolbreezeagency.com for further details

  • Friday 11 August 2023 Applications Open
  • Friday 29 September (strictly 5PM) Applications Close
  • From 02 October First Round Judging
  • Thursday 26 October Shortlist Announced and
    Hidden Gem category opens
  • From 30 October Second Round Judging
  • Friday 1 December Hidden Gem shortlist announced, public voting re-opens
  • Friday 12 January 2024 – public voting closes for Hidden Gem category
  • Thursday 29 February Awards Ceremony at Liverpool Cathedral

Our judging is carried out by an independent panel of industry experts, selected for their impartiality, experience and suitability for each category. The first round of judging will be based on the information you provide on your online entry form along with website, social media and any third party sites.

In the second round judging, selected businesses will either receive an announced visit, be mystery shopped, or invited for a short interview conducted by independent judges. Please note that is a requirement of entry that entrants agree to waive or refund the direct costs of any mystery visit.

Eligible winners may be selected to represent Liverpool City Region at the VisitEngland Awards scheduled to take place in June 2024.

For all enquiries relating to applications, categories, judging and event details contact Katie Isaacson at tourismawards@coolbreezeagency.com

For sponsorship enquiries contact Carolyn Knott at carolyn.knott@growthplatform.org

Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2022 Tourism Young Person of the Year Neve Sutton, Hosted by National Museums Liverpool

Tourism Young Person of the Year – sponsored by Wild Thang

Neve Sutton, Hosted by National Museums Liverpool

Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2022 Unsung Hero Winner Kayleigh Cox, Lu Ban Restaurant

Unsung Hero Award – sponsored by Liverpool ONE

Kayleigh Cox, Lu Ban Restaurant

Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2023 Independent Tourism Business of the Year - The Romans

Independent Tourism Business of the Year – sponsored by Bolland & Lowe

The Romans

Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2022 Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Business of the Year - Sefton Park Palm House Preservation Trust

Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award – sponsored by Lexus Liverpool

Sefton Park Palm House Preservation Trust

Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2022 Business Events Venue of the Year - Museum of Liverpool

Business Events Venue of the Year – sponsored by ACC Liverpool

Museum of Liverpool

Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2022 Small Visitor Attraction of the Year - British Music Experience

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year – sponsored by Ticket Quarter

British Music Experience

Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2022 Large Visitor Attraction of the Year - Speke Hall

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year – sponsored by Wirral Chamber of Commerce

National Trust, Speke Hall

Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2022 New Tourism Business of the Year - Escape Live

New Tourism Business of the Year – sponsored by EPIC

Escape Live Liverpool

Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2022 Resilience and Innovation Award - St Luke's Bombed Out Church CIC

Resilience and Innovation Award – sponsored by BDO LLP

St Luke’s Bombed Out Church C.I.C.

Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2022 Tourism Experience of the Year - The Beatles Childhood Homes

Experience of the Year – sponsored by Merseyrail

National Trust, The Beatles’ Childhood Homes

Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2022 Pub of the Year - Liverpool Gin Distillery

Pub of the Year – sponsored by Mr Yum

Liverpool Gin Distillery

Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2022 Cafe/Bistro of the Year - Bold Street Coffee

Taste Award – Café/Bistro of the Year – sponsored by National Museums Liverpool

Bold Street Coffee

Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2022 Restaurant of the Year - Antonio's Bar & Grill

Taste Award – Restaurant of the Year – sponsored by Knowsley Safari

Antonio’s Bar & Grill

Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2022 Hidden Gem - Southport Bijou Cinema

Hidden Gem – sponsored by The Guide Liverpool

Southport Bijou Cinema

Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2022 B&B/Guest House of the Year - Sunnyside Guest House

B&B and Guest House of the Year – sponsored by Liverpool Cathedral

Sunnyside Guest House Southport

Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2022 Self Catering Accommodation of the Year - Eden Warehouse

Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year – sponsored by Lu Ban Restaurant

The Eden Warehouse

Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2022 Hotel of the Year - Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Hotel of the Year – sponsored by Liverpool BID Company

Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2022 Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award - Paul Beesley

Outstanding Contribution to Tourism – sponsored by Growth Platform

Paul Beesley

Sponsors

Headline sponsor

Associate Sponsors

Liverpool One Logo

Lexus Liverpool Logo

Category sponsors

Bolland & Lowe Logo

The City of Liverpool College Logo

The Guide Liverpool Logo

The Hospitality Hero logo

Kimpton Logo

Liverpool Cathedral Logo

LFC Stadium Tours & Experiences Logo

Liverpool John Lennon Airport Logo

West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway

PIB Insurance Brokers logo

Virgin Experience Days logo

Wild Thang Logo

Event partners

Metro Logo

MSP Logo

My Time logo

Get in touch!

If you have any queries about the 2023 Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards, please do not hesitate to get in touch by using the following:

tourismawards@coolbreezeagency.com

07910 888217

@LCRTourism Award