Seaham Hall Hotel has been shortlisted for the second year running for the prestigious North East England Tourism Awards.
The hotel will be competing in the Small Hotel of the Year category against other nearby successful applicants including Langley Castle Hotel in Hexham and Doxford Hall Hotel and Spa.
Ross Grieve, general manager at Seaham Hall Hotel, said: “We are delighted to be shortlisted in this category.”
The Serenity Spa at the Hotel is already currently in the running for the Good Spa Guide Awards having passed their secondary selection stage, and now, after a recent £100,000 refurbishment, the hotel has been credited again by the North East England Tourism Awards.
The regional awards honour businesses from 15 different categories and the Small Hotel of the Year winner will be announced alongside the rest of the winners at a glamorous “Tourism Oscars” ceremony on November 11 at the Stadium of Light.
Mr Grieve added: “Not only is the hotel, which overlooks the Durham heritage coastline, a popular destination for sophisticated leisure visitors, but its proximity to Durham city and the wider North East makes it an attractive choice for corporate clients and a great base from which to visit all the attractions and venues this incredible region has to offer.”
The winners at this year’s regional awards will also have the opportunity to compete nationally at VisitEngland’s Excellence Awards 2015. Last year seven North East businesses achieved national success.
Sarah Stewart, chief executive of NewcastleGateshead Initiative, which delivers the awards on behalf of the Northern Tourism Alliance, said: “The North East England Tourism Awards are an important platform, recognising the quality and innovation that ensures our tourism offer remains one of the strongest in the country.”