BoHos 2019 shortlist revealed

UK: The shortlisted hotels for the 2019 BoHos – the Boutique Hotel Guest Experience Awards – have been revealed.

To emphasise the importance of guest reviews and feedback to independent hotels, the BoHos were launched in 2017 when Boutique Hotel News joined forces with leading guest feedback and online reputation management specialist GuestRevu.

The BoHos reward the boutique, lifestyle and hybrid hotels who provide the very best in guest experiences. The awards are unique in that the winners are decided, not by judges, but by the hotels’ guests, using a combination of aggregated verified guest feedback from review sites and booking engines worldwide, and direct guest feedback via questionnaires. Each has a 50 per cent weighting in a hotel’s overall score to give a true picture of the guest experience provided, with data analysed by the BoHos educational partner Bournemouth University.

The shortlisted properties are:

UK Country and Coastal 1 – 20 rooms
Bethnal & Bec, Buntingford
Glazebrook House Hotel, South Brent
Hurley House Hotel, Hurley
The Old Quay House Hotel, Cornwall
Yorebridge House, Bainbridge

UK Country and Coastal 21 – 50 rooms
Borrowdale Gates Hotel, Lake District
Caer Rhun Hall, Conwy
Mullion Cove Hotel, Cornwall
Talland Bay Hotel, Cornwall
The Valley, Cornwall
Whatley Manor Hotel, Malmesbury

UK Country and Coastal 51+ rooms
Balmer Lawn, Brockenhurst
The Grange Hotel, Granges-over-Sands
Manor House Hotel, Alsager
Orsett Hall, Essex
room2, Southampton
Thornton Hall Hotel & Spa, Thornton Hough

UK City 1 – 20 rooms
The Abel Heywood, Manchester
Ethos Hotel, Oxford
Roomzzz Aparthotel, Newcastle
Montagu Place Hotel, London

UK City 21- 50 rooms
The Draycott Hotel, London
The Dunstane Houses, Edinburgh
The Golden Fleece Hotel, Thirsk
Roomzzz Aparthotel, Leeds
Roseate House, London
Tara Lodge, Belfast

UK City 51+ rooms
The Lalit, London
Native Bankside, London
Native Glasgow
Roomzzz Aparthotel, Chester
Roomzzz Aparthotel, Manchester Corn Exchange
The Trafalgar St. James, London

International 1 – 20 rooms
Fedha Residences, Kenya
Founders Lodge, South Africa
Good Hotel Antigua, Guatemala
Kapama Buffalo Camp, South Africa
Underwater Explorers, Mozambique

International 21 – 50 rooms
The Edison George Town, Malaysia
The Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Centre, Ireland
Latitude 15 Degrees, Zambia
Le Mas Candille, France
Rivonia Bed and Breakfast, South Africa

International 51+ rooms
AKA University City, United States
The Envoy Hotel by Mantis, Nigeria
Hotel Artemide, Italy
Hotel Elizabeth, Slovakia
Hotel Indigo St. Petersburg-Tchaikovskogo, Russia
Kapama River Lodge, South Africa

Best Group Brand
Kapama, South Africa
Mantis, Worldwide
Native, United Kingdom
AKA, United States
Roomzzz, United Kingdom
Providence Hospitality, Worldwide

“It’s fantastic to see such a varied collection of properties shortlisted for this year’s BoHos,” says editor of Boutique Hotel News, George Sell. “From African safari lodges to English manor houses, they all have one thing in common – they make sure their guests have a great experience. It’s particularly exciting to see such a strong showing from the aparthotel sector, demonstrating that this vibrant new form of accommodation is meeting a clear customer demand.”

The award winners will be announced at a presentation ceremony on the evening of this year’s Boutique and Lifestyle Hotel Summit in London (May 22). Click here to see the Summit agenda, and here to book tickets for the BoHos ceremony and the Summit.

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