Double awards celebrations for Rockliffe Hall

Rockliffe Hall, in Hurworth, County Durham, has won two top awards within days of each other.

Last Tuesday the resort was named ‘Large Hotel of the Year’ at the North East Tourism Awards, and on Friday also won ‘Hotel of the Year’ at the Living North Awards.

Both events showcased the range of top tourism businesses and experiences on offer in the North East to visitors across the region.

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Eamonn Elliott, chief executive at Rockliffe Hall, said: “Winning both of these awards is a fabulous achievement for everyone at Rockliffe Hall. We were delighted to be shortlisted in such strong categories, and to win at both events is the icing on the cake. Having won the North East Tourism Awards the next step for us is to go on and represent the North East in the Visit England Awards for Excellence, which is a huge privilege.”

Rockliffe Hall is the only hotel in the North to hold 5 AA red stars, and offers three restaurants, an award-winning spa and 18-hole golf course. The hotel recently invested £1m in a new Spa Garden, to enhance the spa experience, with plans for further investment in 2016.

The North East Tourism Awards were organised and delivered by NewcastleGateshead Initiative in partnership with the Northern Tourism