General Manager Andrew Oxley said: “The awards celebrate the shining stars in the Essex tourism and hospitality industries. We are delighted to have been recognised and awarded for our service and achievements over the last year.
"Considerable re-investment in the hotel has allowed us to enhance the facilities for both residential and business travellers including the renovation of 71 of 99 bedrooms in the main house, installation of state of the art catering equipment, high-tech gym with adjoining sauna and steam room facilities and new treatment rooms.”
Aimed at all hotels including town house hotels, country house hotels and metro hotels with over 50 bedrooms ranging from independent operators to the imposing flagship of an international chain, the Best Large Hotel category saw fierce competition with Down Hall triumphing.
The Essex Tourism and Hospitality Awards, presented in association with Visit Essex, recognise and reward the cream of the country’s tourism and hospitality businesses, celebrating success and excellence. The awards have a hugely positive impact on tourism and hospitality providing a benchmark for all businesses to aspire to. Each category winner is an exemplar business offering the very best in quality in all aspects of the visitor experience.
With 18 multi-purpose event spaces, Down Hall Country House Hotel offers extensive options for meetings and events and has created flexible conference packages, designed to cater for all business needs, whether big or small. A number of seasonal special offers are available throughout the year for residential guests.