College Court, the University of Leicester’s conference centre and hotel, has received four nominations in the national Academic Venue Awards 2017.
The Academic Venue Awards will celebrate the best of the best and bring the UK’s top Academic Venues together with event buyers to network, share best practice, highlight progress and celebrate successes.
The nominations are for ‘Best Accommodation’, ‘Best Conference Venue’, ‘Best Customer Service’ and ‘Best Residential Venue of The Year’ and winners will be announced on 22nd November. The Academic Venue Awards take place at the Queen Mary University of London.
The finalists for the annual Leicestershire Promotions 2017 Tourism & Hospitality Awards, have also been announced.
College Court has been shortlisted in the categories of ‘Best Team 2017’, ‘Most Enjoyable Stay’ and ‘Best Website’. Leicester Conferences, who are partners with College Court under the new brand Leicester Conferences, has also received a nod for ‘Innovative Business Tourism Partner’ as has the University’s Botanic Garden for ‘Best Garden or Landscape’.
There are 77 separate organisations shortlisted across the 21 categories including conference venues, visitor attractions, museums, cafes and restaurants, accommodation providers, festivals and events, and market towns.
Steve Crawford, Centre Director at College Court says: “I am thrilled to be shortlisted as finalists in these awards for College Court and delighted that our colleagues at Leicester Conferences and the Botanic Gardens have also been shortlisted as finalists. Over the years we have been recognised in many areas of our business but we are especially proud when we get shortlisted in the Tourism sector, truly showing the excellence of our hotel, conferencing, marketing and of course our incredible and dedicated team. I wish all nominees the very best and we are very much looking forward to the award ceremonies.”