23rd April 2021

Gold Award-Winning Hotel in the South West

We are delighted to announce that the Carlyon Bay Hotel, has been awarded a Gold award at the South West Tourism Awards 2020/21 in the Large Hotel of the Year category.

Covering from Wiltshire, Dorset down to our fantastic county of Cornwall we were against some of the most prestigious hotels throughout the region and joins our Gold award in the Cornwall Tourism Awards earlier this year.

Matthew Brend, Director of Brend Hotels has said “After collecting the prestigious award for Large Hotel in Cornwall earlier in the year, it really is an honour to receive the same award, but this time for the whole of the Southwest, such an expansive area that houses many of the UK’s best hotels. In a year when the spotlight on the region is bigger than ever, I’m so proud of our team for achieving this award and thank the judges for recognizing our investment, training and efforts in moving the hotel forward, leading the way in Cornwall and the wider area.”

Peter Brennan, Hotel Director has said "We are delighted and very proud after the finals yesterday where the competition was fierce highlighting the high standards within the industry and especially throughout the South West. The award justly recognises the investment and passion of the Brend family and the hard work and dedication of our amazing team here at Carlyon Bay. Coming as it has just as we prepare to welcome customers back, the accolade has given everyone a boost and we are now even more excited to start the season on a high note and continue looking after our guests, giving the service that made this win possible."

The family-run multi-award-winning Carlyon Bay Hotel is part of 11 luxury hotels throughout the South West and is known not just for its exceptional location, wide-range of facilities but the friendliness & professionalism of the staff and without whom this award would not have been possible.

Backed by the Brend family the hotel has undergone major investment throughout 2020 and early 2021 and this continued through the closures due to the Covid-19 crisis. Highlights included the complete transformation of the Terrace Lounge & Bar areas incorporating two bars at either end that would not look out of place at some of the most luxury & iconic hotels in the UK.

After such an unprecedented year, this award is a perfect boost and an amazing achievement as we approach the reopening of the hotel on Monday 17th May to our loyal customers & friends.