Sheffield hotel's tourism award final countdown

Leopold Hotel Sheffield - going for tourism gold
Leopold Hotel Sheffield - going for tourism gold
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It's the final countdown for a stylish Sheffield hotel in the running for a top tourism award.

Staff at the city's only four-star boutique establishment are "delighted" to be shortlisted for a prestigious White Rose plaudit.

The awards reward very best in county tourism with largest celebration of its kind in the UK covering 17 categories including Best Yorkshire Pub and Outstanding Customer Service.

Leopold Hotel, enjoying pride of place in upmarket leisure mecca Leopold Square, is a contender for ‘Large Hotel’ accolade, competing against five other hopefuls.

The Star recently reported how a £4 million sale saved 70 jobs at the venue.

The independent judging panel will now complete six-week mystery shop process followed by challenging day of deliberation to decide overall winners.

Those shortlisted, including staff at Leopold Hotel, get to attend a glamorous award ceremony at the end of the year, where they will discover who’s triumphed.

Hotel general manager Michael Skehan said: “We are over the moon about being shortlisted. It’s wonderful news.

"We pride ourselves on the quality of our rooms and customer service so it’s fantastic to be recognised for it.

"We look forward to finding out the results later in the year. We all have our fingers crossed!”