Back in 2015, the eviivo team dusted off their finest suits and gowns to welcome 190 customers to the Science Museum in London to enjoy a night of exciting acts, a three-course meal and celebration.  

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The theme was reinventing hospitality, which was reflected in the venue choice and experiments aplenty. The venue was very special for two of our customers. The world-famous museum houses a Bell telephone from 1877, and Hedgefield House near Newcastle was the first home in Britain to have a telephone installed. Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, made the first telephone call in the country from Hedgefield House to the local coal mine. Another eviivo property associated with an exhibit at the Science Musuem was Burnhopeside Hall in Lanchester, County Durham. This Grade II* listed home is now a B&B but in the C19th was home to the engineer William Hedley, who in 1814 designed Puffing Billy, the world’s oldest surviving steam locomotive, which has been on display at the Science Museum since 1862.

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So, here were our 2015 eviivo award winners:

Most Beautifully Presented (presented by Mark Wright, Apprentice winner)

Tavistock House Hotel, Tavistock, Devon

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Outstanding Service (presented by David Weston, CEO of the B&B Association)

The Langbury, Blue Anchor, Minehead, Somerset

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Best Overall Performer (presented by Jill Walker, Director of Distribution & Revenue Management)

The Buttery, Oxford, Oxon

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Most Original (presented by Eric White, eviivo CTO was collected on the propery’s behalf by Alex Fisher, Editor of Coast Magazine)

Cardigan Castle, Cardigan, Ceredigion

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Best Budget Accommodation (presented by Thomas Messett, eviivo’s Digital Director)

In 2015 we introduced a new award category, Best Budget Accommodation, which celebrates those many, many hotels who provide a great service, clean rooms and wonderful experiences at a low price. No mean feat and something our industry should celebrate more.

The Wheldale Hotel, Castleford, W Yorks

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AA Award Winners (presented by Simon Numphud, Head of AA Hotel Services)

Charlton Twenty Eight, Chichester 

Bloodstock Barn, Newmarket 

Trefloyne Manor, Tenby 

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LateRooms Hidden Gem Awards (presented by Jesper With-Fogstrup, CEO of Late Rooms)

For Scotland – The Commercial Hotel, Aboyne

For England – No21, York

For Wales – Bryn Derwen Guest House, Conwy

For Northern Ireland – Charlemont Arm s Hotel, Armagh

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Expedia Insider Awards
(presented by Daniel Sacerdoti, Director of Distribution Accounts at Expedia)

The Holcombe Inn, Holcombe, Bath, Somerset

The Bridge Inn, Ratho, Edinburgh

Victoria Guest House, Cambridge

Geminian Guest House, Harrogate

The Maytime Inn, Burford

The Marsham Arms Coaching Inn, Norwich

The Sun Inn, Swindon

And Michele Fitzpatrick, our CEO introduced two exciting new features for eviivo suite users. The first was eviivo marketplace which can save you thousands of pounds through exclusive deals that are specifically selected for the B&B and hotel industry. She also introduced our ask eviivo service that gives our property owners instant access to our customer service agents online for rapid resolution of help requests.

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Congratulations to all the winners.