The shortlist for the 2018 ‘Oscars’ of the UK’s independent accommodation sector include 110 of the UK’s best B&Bs.
The winners will be announced at an award ceremony in London on 16 October dedicated to recognising the UK’s finest B&B and guesthouse operators and hoteliers.
The eviivo Awards, now in their fifth year, recognise the best of the UK’s world-class B&Bs, guest houses, inns, serviced apartments, self-catering units and small independent hotels.
The revealed shortlist will now battle it out across eight categories featuring awards including ‘Most Beautifully Presented’, ‘Quirkiest Place to Stay’ and ‘Tastiest Breakfast’, which will be judged and presented by celebrity chef Phil Vickery.
Over the coming weeks the shortlisted establishments will have their applications reviewed and judged by a panel of industry experts ahead of the awards ceremony in October.
eviivo reports that year on year, properties that were shortlisted in previous years command prices that are 8% higher than the rest of the sector, and enjoy 17% higher occupancy level, across the range of nominees, regardless of the location, grade or type of accommodation they offer.
David Weston, awards judge and chairman of the Bed & Breakfast Association commented: “With over 1,000 B&Bs opening since 2015, it is great to see that the sector is enjoying a revival. These brilliant B&Bs offer a glimpse of the fantastic range of accommodation this country has to offer its visitors, whether they be domestic or international.”
Fellow judge, former award-winning B&B owner and leading consultant, coach and mentor to the hospitality sector, Yvonne Halling added: “Running a B&B in the 21st century is demanding and requires multiple skills, hard work and dedication – these awards help to shine a light on and identify the finest businesses within the UK’s hospitality sector.”
To view the full list of shortlisted properties, visit: https://eviivo.com/awards/