Hand Picked Hotels named Most Recommended Hotel Brand - Venue Verdict Awards 2021

We’re delighted to announce that once again, 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 in the BVA BDRC VenueVerdict survey 2021.

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 award, which Hand Picked has won for two consecutive years, is a result of asking event organisers for the brands that feature in their enquiry process, with Hand Picked Hotels coming out on top once again to scoop gold.

Douglas Waddell, Operations Director at Hand Picked Hotels commented:

“I am absolutely thrilled for a second time that Hand Picked Hotels has won this award. 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 with 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. As this award is won from having taken real event planner feedback, it is a great achievement.”

Karen Small, Client Services Director at BVA BDRC added,

“My congratulations go to all the winners of the VenueVerdict Most Recommended brand award. This is a real accolade because this award is unique in recognising brand choice as opposed to service delivery. What a great achievement by the whole team after a very difficult time.”

The results are taken from Venue Verdict's Event Planner Feedback programme, and in the words of their subscribers, Hand Picked is 'the favourite'.

Gold Winner - BDRC Award

Hand Picked Hotels is a collection of 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. 

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