The Cranleigh Boutique’s Boutique Church Suites have been honoured alongside the world’s best hotels at a glittering awards ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel in London. The SBID International Design Awards is one of the industry’s most prestigious events and serves to recognise, reward and celebrate design excellence. Nominated in the category of ‘hotel design’, the Boutique Church Suites was selected alongside 14 other hotels from as far away as Iran, Indonesia and Chicago, as the crème de la crème of the industry.
The awards were judged by international industry leaders, amongst them, Lewis Carnie, Head of Programmes at the BBC; Sir Michael Dixon, Director of the Natural History Museum; Ben McOwen Wilson, Director of YouTube and Jane Preston from Google, with this year’s awards representing industry talent from 41 countries.
‘Best Hotel Design in the world’
SBID President, Vanessa Brady OBE, said: “Year after year, we are astonished by the volume of entries and support received. The SBID Awards continues to mark its place as one of the finest celebrations of design excellence, securing its international edge at the forefront of design. The Boutique Church Suites project was nominated as a category finalist and passed the judges criteria of for both technical content and aesthetic creativity”
Nominated for almost a dozen national and international awards this year alone, with the luxury suites named the ‘best hotel suites in the UK and second in the world’ in the ‘International Hotel & Property Awards 2015’ in July, owner and CEO, Stephen Hargreaves is applauding another exceptional year for his brand:
“We are delighted to have been part of such a prestigious awards ceremony. It was a very high profile event and is the cherry on the cake for what has been another outstanding year for us.” he said. “Most importantly, we’re demonstrating that the Lake District can compete with big national and even international brands and that can only be a good thing for the region.”