GUESTS at Coombe Abbey hotel will be able to relax safe in the knowledge they are staying in the best independent venue after the venue scooped two prestigious awards.
The historic Warwickshire venue were crowned winners in two categories at the major trade Conference and Hospitality CHS Awards, which celebrates the nation’s best hotels and venues outside of London.
The privately-owned hotel was commended for the service, experience and history it provides at the awards as it was presented with the ‘Best Independent Venue’ title.
Dating back to the 12th century, the prestigious title saw the hotel beat off stiff competition from the likes of Ardencote Manor Hotel and Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
After enjoying a record year in 2015 – when the venue welcomed 65,000 guests and hosted 1,500 events, Coombe Abbey also picked up the ‘Best Classical Bedroom’ for the Lindley Suite – the second year on the bounce the hotel has won the award.
As one of the hotel’s 15 grand feature bedrooms, the Lindley has previously hosted music legends Bruce Springsteen and David Bowie and has views overlooking the moat, surrounding parkland and sweeping drive.
The room, which has been inspired by and designed with both French and Victorian influences, features a four-poster king-size bed and canopy on a grand pedestal, with a double ended Victorian roll top bath on another raised platform opposite.
Ron Terry, general manager of Coombe Abbey, said the awards were the latest in a series of high profile accolades the hotel has received recently.
He said: “In less than 12 months Coombe Abbey has been shortlisted for or won no less than ten awards on a regional, national and trade basis.
“Our dedication to providing an unrivalled, memorable experience in an historic and enchanting setting continues to help us attract both business and leisure guests from far and wide.
“To have won recognition for this achievement at a major and prestigious trade award ceremony is a real source of pride to the Coombe Abbey team.”