Hand Picked Hotels Named Most Recommended Hotel Brand

We’re delighted to announce that Hand Picked Hotels has beat off stiff competition from some of the world’s largest brands in the meetings & events space to win the Most Recommended Hotel Brand from the 2019 BVA BDRC VenueVerdict survey.

The annual VenueVerdict survey, from industry research and insight company, BVA BDRC, is the only accreditation programme determined entirely by the voice of the customer and is based on the meetings experience. This new award is a result of asking event organisers the brands that feature in their enquiry process, allowing them to select their top five, with Hand Picked Hotels coming out on top to scoop gold.

Douglas Waddell, Operations Director at Hand Picked Hotels commented:

“I am absolutely thrilled. As an independent and agile group of venues, we put service excellence and flexibility at the very heart of what we do. This recognition underlines the great relationships we have within the event organising community and the reputation we have worked so hard to build, so this is testament to the hard work of every member of our team.”

Karen Small, Client Services Director at BVA BDRC added,

“This new award is based entirely on the views of event planners and sits somewhere in between our Brand Health and Service Delivery award sets. It recognises the brands that are highly regarded by customers who have, in the last twelve months, used one of their properties to host an event. There were more than 50 brands in contention for the award, so Hand Picked Hotels should be very proud of finishing top of the pile in 2019.”

Gold Winner - BDRC Award

Hand Picked Hotels is a collection of 19 unique historic venues and spa hotels across the UK and the Channel Islands. Collectively, the group offers a range of venue spaces including a mix of traditional boardrooms, large conference suites, breakout rooms for training or dining, plenty of outside space for team building as well as modern, dedicated conference centres in selected venues. Competitive 8, 24 and 32-hour event rates are underpinned by brand signatures including complimentary Wi-Fi, free parking at its UK venues and a range of seasonal food from the hearty to the healthy. The group’s new DDR+ rate includes a complimentary sweet, savoury and healthy breakfast for all 8 hour DDR packages.

Facilities and features vary per hotel. Find out more at handpickedhotels.co.uk/meetingsandevents