Shortlist unveiled for the 2019 Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards

All those shortlisted will now go forward to the final judging panel ahead of the awards ceremony on May 16 which takes places at Liverpool Cathedral

Liverpool Cathedral
Liverpool Cathedral will host the Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards


Mersey Ferries, Knowsley Safari Park and Liverpool restaurant Lunyalita are among the diverse range of businesses and organisations shortlisted in the 2019 Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards.

All those shortlisted will now go forward to the final judging panel ahead of the awards ceremony on May 16. The panel will have the difficult task of deciding who will be crowned winners in their respective categories at the black-tie event taking place at Liverpool Cathedral.

There are 17 award categories this year which cover the whole industry, and include Hotel of the Year, Entertainment Venue of the Year and Best Newcomer. The previously named ‘Taste’ award has been split into Restaurant of the Year and Café of the Year.

Peter Sandman, head of visitor economy for the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “To see so many entries come in not only shows how prestigious these awards are but also the amount of healthy competition we have across the city region – which only continues to push tourism standards up.

“This is confirmed through the latest figures, which show the local visitor economy is now worth over £4.5bn annually and supports more than 53,500 jobs.

Sponsors this year already include: ACC Liverpool, Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Marketing Liverpool, Merseyrail, NatWest, Ticket Quarter, Wild Thang and Wirral Chamber of Commerce.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available, please call Cathryn O’Grady on 07918 174176 or  for more details.

Tickets for the ceremony are now available from Ticket Quarter – click here for more details

Shortlist in full

Hotel of the Year
Aloft Hotel Liverpool
Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa
Hope Street Hotel
Hotel Indigo Liverpool
Mere Brook House
Pullman Liverpool
The Shankly Hotel
Thornton Hall Hotel
Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Serviced Apartment of the Year
Base Serviced Apartments
Epic Hotels & Serviced Apartments
Staybridge Suites Liverpool
Staycity Aparthotels

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year
Catalyst Science Discovery Centre & Museum
Darkstar Laser Arena
For All Liverpool’s Liver Birds
Mersey Ferries
Mersey Tunnel Tours
Port Sunlight Village Trust
Shore Cottage Studio
Large Visitor Attraction of the Year
Knowsley Safari
Liverpool Cathedral
McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks

Restaurant of the Year
Delifonseca Dockside
Fazenda Liverpool
London Carriage Works
NYL Restaurant & Cocktail Bar
The Art School Restaurant
The Lawns at Thornton Hall
Wheeler’s of St. James’s Liverpool

Café/Bistro of the Year
Benty Farm Tearooms
Café Tabac
Caffe Cream of New Brighton
Cuthberts Bakery
Moose Coffee
World Museum Cafe

Bar of the Year
Alma de Cuba
NYL Restaurant & Cocktail Bar
The Art School Cellars
The Brink
The Club House Liverpool

Large Event of the Year
China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors
Liverpool Biennial 2018
Liverpool’s Dream – Giant Spectacular
Lost Castles

Small Event of the Year
Bordeaux Wine Festival
BTR Liverpool Half Marathon
St George’s Hall Minton Floor Tile Reveal

Tourism Experience of the Year
China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors
City Explorer Liverpool
Ghetto Golf
Mersey Ferry and Open Top Bus Tour
Excellence in Business Tourism
Conference Centre at LACE
Hilton Hotel Liverpool
Hosted by National Museums Liverpool
Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Entertainment Venue of the Year
Liverpool Empire Theatre
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall & Music Room
Sefton Park Palm House
St Helens Theatre Royal

Independent Tourism Business of the Year
Benty Farm Tearooms
Cuthberts Bakery
Darkstar Laser Arena
LLS Your Tour
Mere Brook House
Moose Coffee
Otterspool Adventure
Port Sunlight Village Trust

Best Newcomer to the Visitor Economy
Punch Tarmeys
Sleep Eat Love
The Florist
Tourism Star of the Year
Matt Cooke, Hope Street Hotel
Kate Green, Liverpool Cruise Terminal
Kris Mochrie, Signature Living
Damien Daly, Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Tourism Young Person of the Year
Kate Ainslie, Hilton Hotel Liverpool
Kelsey Reynolds, NYL Restaurant & Cocktail Bar
Paul Dixon, Liverpool Film Office
Millie Kehoe, Liverpool Tourist Information Centre

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