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Maids Head Hotel Two Wins at Norfolk & Suffolk Tourism Awards

Written by  Paul Dickon
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Maids Head Hotel Two Wins at Norfolk & Suffolk Tourism Awards

Staff at the Maids Head Hotel in Norwich are celebrating today, having won two awards at the 2019 Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards, staged on Thursday night, at Open in Norwich.

The hotel picked up Best Independent Hotel, along with the Investing in the Future accolade. The wins at the Tourism Awards follows hot on the heels of last November's Best Employer win at the Norfolk Business Awards.

Christine Malcolm, General Manager said: “We have been privately owned by the Chaplin family for the last six years. During that time we have embarked on a phased multi million pound renovation programme to ensure that the historic building meets the expectations of 21stcentury visitors" 

"The hotel has continued to trade successfully and grow the business during this period, with a reputation for friendly and professional staff and a burgeoning reputation for the quality of the food in the restaurant. Our success at the Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards is wonderful acknowledgement for all our hard work.”

For more information about the Maids Head Hotel see www.maidsheadhotel.co.uk

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