The winners of the Dorset Tourism Awards were celebrated in an online awards event. Saffery Champness LLP, sponsors of the Hotel of the Year and Business Events & Wedding Venue categories announced their winner, for both categories as The Marsham Court Hotel.
Nick Fernyhough, Senior Partner at Safferys said, “The annual Dorset Tourism Awards showcase businesses and organisations from across the county and demonstrate the quality and depth of the county’s tourism offering.
“It goes without saying that this has been an extremely difficult year for the tourism industry but it is great to see how so many businesses have innovated to make the best of the situation. The positivity coming through from all the finalists was impressive and we offer our sincere congratulations to them all.
“We are delighted for our category winners, Marsham Court Hotel who also won ‘Dog Friendly Venue’ and the ‘Winners of Winners’ Award. They deserve their amazing run of success and accolades.”
Marsham Court Hotel Directors Rosie Radwell, Jane Swift, Russell and James Dixon-Box said, “We are thrilled with our wins, especially after such a difficult year.
“We have invested heavily in the aesthetics of our event spaces over the last few years and are proud of what we have achieved, but without a strong and passionate team behind us we would not be able to deliver the exceptional Marsham Court service to match. It has given the whole team a huge boost and is great recognition for all of their hard work.
“Winning the Hotel of the Year category is a great testament to the resilience that has been needed during the last year. We have continued to plan and invest in the future of the hotel and are hopeful for a strong recovery when the time is right. This award will give the Marsham Court great kudos with our guests past and future and I am so pleased that they have been able to go ahead this year, in spite of the difficulties that the industry is currently encountering.”
Awards organizer Robin Barker of Services for Tourism added: “The past 10 months have been a challenge for everyone – to survive let alone prosper. Having considered abandoning the Awards I’m so glad we persevered, adapting and changing along the way. The delight we witnessed amongst finalists on being told of their success makes it all so worthwhile!”