Nominations opened for tourism awards 2013

Royal HallDestination Harrogate have opened nominations for this years tourism awards.

Organised by Destination Harrogate, an association of 11 hotels in the town, the awards aim to celebrate and reward outstanding individuals and teams who truly represent Harrogate as one of the country’s leading destinations for both business and leisure tourism.



The nine categories for this year are:

  • Waiter/Waitress of the Year
  • Bar Person of the Year
  • Chef of the Year
  • Team of the Year
  • Harrogate Ambassador
  • Newcomer of the Year
  • Unsung Hero
  • Best Achievement of the Year
  • Outstanding Customer Service

If you know someone who deserves that special recognition for their commitment and dedication in any of the above categories then vote for them either online at www.destinationharrogate.co.uk or post an entry form at the Tourist Information Centre (TIC) on Crescent Gardens. You’ll also find voting forms throughout the town in hotels, bars, restaurants, TIC, the library, and other public places.

Closing date for entries is Friday 12th April 2013. After this date a panel of judges will create a shortlist of four from each category who will be invited to attend a prestigious Gala Dinner at the Royal Hall on Monday 3rd June 2013 where the winners will be announced on the night.

For further information about the awards scheme contact Simon Cotton, General Manager, Cedar Court Hotel, tel 01423 858585 or David Ritson, General Manager, Old Swan Hotel on 01423 500055.


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