Venue Insight


Formerly known as the Hilden Style Awards, the new and improved Vision Style Awards launched on 31st July with 12 new and exciting categories to choose from.

Designed to find the hidden gems in hospitality, Vision Support Services are on the lookout for the most stylish, the most romantic, and the most eco- friendly venues across the continent.

Seeking to recognise and reward the beautiful interiors of independent venues, the Style Awards are now in their fifth year – having undergone a complete overhaul.

Now open to a range of hospitality venues across the whole of the UK and Europe, the textile giant is looking for a place like no other. Could yours be that little slice of heaven they’re looking for?

What’s Changed?

Historically, the Style Awards sat under the Hilden name – not least because of the esteemed reputation and level of trust that the brand holds.

However, Vision, as the overarching custodian of the Hilden, Liddell and Whitakers brands, will now host the Style Awards due to its influence and prominence across the world.

Additionally, with 12 fresh categories to 24 OCTOBER 2017

choose from, entrants have more chance than ever before to walk away with a prestigious title.

The categories are:

• Most Sumptuous Spa • Dreamiest Bedroom • Europe’s Best Dressed Bed • Most Beautiful Bathroom • Most Intimate Bar • Hottest Hotel • Most Romantic Restaurant • Picture-Perfect B&B or Guest House • Most Innovative New Build of the Year • Eco-Champion of the Year

Plus, an overall Style Winner of the Year will be picked which will be chosen by the panel of eight judges from all the entries received at the end of the competition. A final category, Greatest Night’s Sleep, is open to anyone to vote for where they experienced their best ever night’s sleep. Vision is looking for past guests who have stayed at independent venues and who really want to shout about their stay! Could your favourite walk away the winner?

How to Enter

Venues are asked to visit the Style Awards webpage at www.visionsupportservices. com/style-awards where they’ll be asked to provide a photo which really sells their luxurious venue. Surprising, striking and spectacular; sell your stylish venue with a maximum of three photos which can be

entered using the online form or emailed over to:

Judging the Vision Style Awards this year and hoping to shine a light on smaller, independent establishments with ten venues or less are:

• Robin Sheppard, CEO of Bespoke Hotels • Angie Silver, Luxury Lifestyle and Travel Blogger

• Richard McCready-Hughes, Creative Director of Goddard Littlefair

• Jacqui Hurst, Sales Director for Vision’s Hospitality Division

• Andrew Linwood, Head of Hospitality Design at Areen

• Laurie Thomas, Managing Director of Vision Support Services

• Sharron Livingston, Editor of The Travel Magazine

• Tom Parker, Chef and Star of The Great British Menu

Prizes include a double-page spread in the coffee-table annual Style Guide, a pamper hamper, a cash voucher to spend on the Vision shop and a glass trophy and certificate.

The Vision Style Awards are open from 31st July to 31st October. To enter or request a print copy of the current Style Guide please visit:

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