Durham’s five-star boutique hotel, Seaham Hall, has scooped Gold in the Small Hotel of the Year category at the prestigious North East England Tourism Awards.
The awards, organised by the Newcastle Gateshead Initiative, in partnership with a number of organisations, honour the achievements of all sectors of the tourism industry across the North East.
This year, instead of its usual glittering ceremony, the guests and nominees gathered via a virtual live feed to celebrate the region’s flourishing tourism industry.
“We’re absolutely thrilled that Seaham Hall has won this prestigious accolade”, said Seaham Hall’s Managing Director, Ross Grieve. “It is particularly encouraging to receive this important award during such a strange and challenging time for the industry.
“I’m so proud of our outstanding team effort that has led us to achieve this recognition. We look forward to opening our doors to greet all our loyal Seaham Hall friends in the weeks to come.”
As a thanks to heroic frontline NHS workers during the Covid-19 crisis, Seaham Hall has stepped in to provide hundreds of meals to keep NHS staff well-fed and nourished. The hotel is donating 400 meals per week – cooked by Head Chef Damian Broom and his senior Sous Chefs using ingredients donated by Seaham Hall – to the County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust.
Seaham Hall sits on a cliff-top on Durham’s Heritage Coast, just 20 minutes from Durham’s busy train station, offering excellent connectivity with Newcastle, Edinburgh and London (three hours away). The hotel offers 21 individually-designed suites, two restaurants, a 44,000 sq ft spa and 37 acres of landscaped gardens.