Silver tourism award for Deer Park

PUBLISHED: 17:39 18 November 2013 | UPDATED: 17:39 18 November 2013

Chris Beer, of Exeter International Airport, Georgie Spiller, John Jones, Stuart Burridge, Mark Godfrey, of Deer Park Country Hotel, with presenter Judi Spiers at the awards ceremony. Photo by Nick Williams.

Chris Beer, of Exeter International Airport, Georgie Spiller, John Jones, Stuart Burridge, Mark Godfrey, of Deer Park Country Hotel, with presenter Judi Spiers at the awards ceremony. Photo by Nick Williams.

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Staff celebrate win at the Devon Tourism Awards.

The Deer Park Country Hotel near Honiton has been awarded a prestigious tourism accolade.

Staff were presented with the silver award at the Devon Tourism Awards in the business and venue tourism category, which was sponsored by Exeter International Airport.

The awards, which were held in association with Visit Devon, were presented at a lavish ceremony at the Grand Hotel in Torquay.

Deer Park managing director Mark Godfrey said: “We are utterly ecstatic to have been crowed Silver at the Devon Tourism Awards. We’ve heavily invested in the Deer Park over the last 12 months and it shows our hard work has paid off.

“In just a year we’ve worked so hard to make Deer Park a top-notch exclusive use wedding venue. We’ve created a truly magical outside Civil Ceremony area in the hotel’s Secret Garden, a romantic Italian Garden, new fountain, commissioned swinging seat, and for the ultimate dining experience guests can now enjoy pizza from the brand spanking new Bushman wood-fired oven.”

This year, Devon Tourism Awards saw an increase to over 100 entries, with 44 leading tourism businesses selected as finalists.

The winners will now be fast tracked into the South West Tourism Excellence Awards in 2014 and then possibly on to the National VisitEngland Awards later in 2014.


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