Lakes Boutique Church Suites notches up the nominations


The Cranleigh Boutique’s new Boutique Church Suites have been nominated for four awards in just one month and two of them international.

The luxury suites have been shortlisted in the Hotel Design category at the SBID International Design Awards 2015, with the ceremony taking place on November 27 at the Dorchester, London.

In addition, the suites have also been shortlisted in the Inspired Design and Honeymoon Hideaway categories at the World Boutique Hotel Awards, with the ceremony taking place on October 30 in London, plus the Northern Design Awards in the category of Hotel Interior Design.

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Boutique Church Suites creator, Stephen Hargreaves has also been shortlisted as Leisure Entrepreneur of the Year at the North West Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, with the ceremony to be held in Knutsford on October 21.

The Boutique Church Suites, part of the Cranleigh Boutique brand, based in Bowness-on-Windermere, launched in January of this year and have been fully booked since opening.

No expense has been spared in creating the four futuristic and luxurious suites, all of which come with intelligent controlled lighting, music and video, enabling the user to control their own environment. Air spa tranquillity baths for two feature in each suite, with a glass bathroom a special feature of the Fantasy Suite.

It’s been a busy year for owner and founder Hargreaves, who last month launched a new marketing company advising other hotelier on how to refrain from paying the OTA’s commission. He will also appear on a panel of experts at a session at this month’s Independent Hotel Show, discussing his secrets to marketing.

“Four award nominations in a month – two of which are international – are pretty great and we’re thrilled!” said Hargreaves.

“The Boutique Church Suites were named ‘best in the UK and second in the world’ in July and we were stunned by that, so to have further opportunities to showcase what we’ve created is very positive.”

Hargreaves is currently working on the launch of an upmarket champagne bar in Bowness-on-Windermere, which will open later this year.