Seaham Hall continues winning spree with tourism gold award


Durham’s coastal five-star boutique hotel, Seaham Hall has won gold in the Small Hotel of the Year category at the North East England Tourism Awards.

The hotel was also awarded bronze in the Business Tourism category.

The awards ceremony, which took place this week in Newcastle, saw hundreds of hospitality figures gather together to celebrate the region’s flourishing tourism sector.

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The awards, organised by Newcastle Gateshead Initiative in partnership with a number of organisations, honour the achievements of all sectors of the tourism industry across the North East.

Seaham Hall has an extensive history dating back to the 1800’s and has had a hugely successful 2015. The hotel was finalist in the Condé Nast Johansen Awards for Excellence; its award-winning Serenity Spa featured in the Editor’s Choice Spa category of the Good Hotel Guide 2016: Great Britain and Ireland; and the Serenity Spa was one of only six spas in the UK to receive the Five Luxury Bubbles rating from the Good Spa Guide.

In addition to this, Seaham Hall’s Davina Hassell was named Spa Manager of the Year in the Boutique Hotelier Personal Service Star Awards.

The property consists of 20 bedrooms, a Serenity spa, and two restaurants – Bryon’s Bar and Grill and the pan-Asian Ozone within the spa.

“We’re overjoyed that Seaham Hall is the winner of such an important accolade”, said Ross Grieve, the hotel’s MD. “Not only its recent £2.5m refurbishment but, more importantly, an outstanding team effort, have raised the hotel to the extremely high level at which it operates today. The North East has so much to offer visitors – not least it’s beautiful countryside and dramatic coastline – and it’s marvellous to be flying the area’s flag so proudly.”