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The Award categories 2023/24

Are you a venue that's accessible to all

There will be nominations, submissions and awards in each of the following categories: 

  • Best Bar, Anon Drinks

  • Best Restaurant, Conran and Partners

  • Best Boutique Hotel, WelcoMe

  • Best Luxury Hotel, HEWI

  • Best Venue in a Listed/Historic Building, Historic England

  • Best Spa, Guarantee Laundries

  • Best Accessible Bathroom/Toilet, Bespoke Hotels

  • Above and Beyond, Institute of Hospitality

  • Access Champion of the Year, Blue Badge Style

  • Best International Venue, in partnership with Sleeper and AHEAD (Awards for Hospitality, Experience and Design)

The Conceptual Design Award 2022/23

There is a prize fund of £20,000 for these Awards:

Innovative Inclusive Hospitality/Hotel Design Concept (open to architects and designers)

Most Inclusive Guest Innovation (open to all)

Blue Badge Access Awards judging panel

Robin Sheppard, Chairman, Bespoke Hotels Group

Fiona Jarvis, CEO, Blue Badge Style Ltd

Tina Norden, Director, Conran and Partners

Jane Duncan, President Past, RIBA

Steve Ingham, CEO, Page Group

Kellie Rixon MBE FIH, Chair, Institute of Hospitality

Michael Vermeersch, Accessibility Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft

Alex Taylor, BBC Journalist

Mik Scarlet, Broadcaster & Disability Activist