Carbis Bay Hotel, Spa & Estate celebrates winning triple gold at the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2017

Carbis Bay Hotel, Spa & Estate staff celebrates winning triple gold at the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2017
Carbis Bay Hotel, Spa & Estate is delighted to announce that it has won gold in three categories at the annual Cornwall Tourism Awards. The prestigious awards ceremony took place on 2nd November with 75 finalists gathering for a spectacular Black Tie dinner at the Headland Hotel, Newquay. 

Carbis Bay Hotel, which is famed for its exclusive setting on the Estate’s privately owned 25 acre Blue Flag Beach, was presented with gold in the categories of Large Hotel of the Year, Spa & Wellbeing Experience of the Year and Venue & Business Tourism Award. The hotel beat the competition in the Large Hotel of the Year category for its exceptional standard of service, as well as for offering visitors outstanding and memorable experiences. The Spa & Wellbeing gold was awarded to Carbis Bay’s C Bay Spa for going above and beyond to deliver a first class, innovative spa experience to guests. The final award was achieved for the hotel’s excellence in the wedding and business tourism sector securing gold in the Venue & Business Tourism Award category.  

Now in its 16th year, the Cornwall Tourism Awards increased the number of categories for 2017/18 to include everything from hotels and spas, to glamping sites and cookery schools. The 26 categories aim to reflect the significant changes that the tourism industry has seen over the past year, as well as shining a spotlight on all of the county’s leading tourism businesses. 180 entries were received from across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly with only the very best being selected as finalists by a panel of judges for the awards ceremony. Commenting on Carbis Bay’s success, Stephen Baker, owner of Carbis Bay Hotel, Spa & Estate, enthused:  

“We are thrilled to have won three gold awards, building on the previous success of one gold and two silver awards we secured in 2016.  With the hospitality landscape becoming increasingly competitive, we are delighted to have achieved this!  I’m incredibly proud of our team and would like to thank them for their continued hard work and unwavering dedication.”  

Awards organiser, Robin Barker, highlighted the significance of these awards and stated: “These awards are not about being good.  They are about excellence in what is one of the world’s largest, fastest-growing and most innovative industries.  To be a winner, in a destination with the standing of Cornwall, is something of which winners should be very proud”.

Following their success at the Cornwall Tourism Awards, Carbis Bay Hotel will be amongst the winners fast-tracked into the South West Tourism Excellence Awards, which will take place in February 2018 which potentially could result in them being invited to represent Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in the 2018 National Visit England Awards, in which Cornwall has often been the best performing county.