Club and Bolton Whites Hotel claim Stadium Events & Hospitality award

Silver award for matchday hospitality at Macron Stadium at the 2016 Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards

Bolton Wanderers, Bolton Whites Hotel and on-site caterers Heathcote & Co were on hand to claim a special accolade at the 2016 Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards on Thursday evening.

Held at the Ricoh Arena, representatives from the club and hotel collected the silver Matchday Hospitality Award for the Medium Stadium category (1,001-2,000 hospitality seats).

A total of 71 football and rugby clubs were nominated for a wide range of awards, with Hull City claiming both the gold Matchday Hospitality Award in the Medium Stadium category and the Overall Matchday Hospitality Award.

The club were also nominated Directors Choice Award, based on the opinions of opposing directors visiting Macron Stadium on matchdays.

Over 370 guests from football and rugby stadia across the country were in attendance on the night, which included a four-course menu, awards ceremony and DJ.

Chief executive Dean Holdsworth said: "To win an award amongst some of the biggest and most famous stadiums in the country is great testament to the hard work of all of the club’s staff. It is recognition for all areas and departments of the club."

Picking up the award on the night, Bolton Whites Hotel general manager Suzanne Speak said: “Bolton Whites Hotel is fully integrated into the Macron stadium and this award is testament to the great team we have.

"The matchdays are a key driver for us and to be given the nod that we are doing things right by a panel of esteemed judges who actually visited us as undercover guests is a great honour.

"With awards of this nature, it's not about ticking boxes on an entry form or impressing judges with a presentation; it's based on real time, real life experience so there literally is nowhere to hide from the judges critiquing everything on the day."

Stadium Experience Chair Person Collette Salmon, said: “Once again our members and stadia across the UK show greatness in their field. They are always looking for ways to better the service and hospitality we offer.

"It is always a pleasure to recognise them who work so hard all year round to bring the best in their venues across the UK. They all work very hard and will continue too!

"We at Stadium Experience are proud to host the annual Stadium Events and Hospitality Awards. Congratulations to all of tonight’s winners!”

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