VISION STYLE AWARDS

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This Year’s Categories

We’re looking for a guest bedroom with the ‘wow’ factor. Whether that’s an unbelievably huge luxurious bed or an interior that will take your breath away; it needs to be so good that you’ll feel like you’re dreaming!
Perhaps it’s a statement headboard and bedding that delivers an exquisitely lavish touch or it could be the arrangement of the bed linen incorporating fluffy pillows, runners and throws – we’re looking for a bed you’ll never want to get out of.
What makes a beautiful bathroom? Is it a freestanding bath with a view to die for? Or maybe it’s a rainfall shower designed to relax and rejuvenate? Traditional or contemporary, you decide.
We’re on the hunt for a bar that really sets the mood. From a dark and dramatic watering hole on the outskirts to an inner city basement bar; it has to have an atmosphere, an ambience and instil a slice of passion into those who frequent it.
The look of love is in our eyes… The most romantic restaurant has got to be perfect for a candlelit dinner for two whether it’s whimsical, charming, mysterious or glamorous. We’re not fussy – as long it sets hearts aflutter.
We want to find the most exciting hotel of 2017! From a trendy boutique hotel to a luxury resort, we’re hot on the heels of the next hotel-of-the-moment with a striking interior to match.
Who says hotels have to have all the fun? Our winning B&B or guest house has to be postcard-perfect, picturesque and pretty. Let’s find that knockout small accommodation perfect for a weekend away.
Indulgent, relaxing and stress-free; that’s what we expect from a spa but we want to find a spa like no other. Can we find a little slice of heaven somewhere in Europe?
Is there a brand new hospitality venue that’s getting everyone’s pulse racing? This new venue could include new materials, new design approaches or merely crafted for the future.
We’re searching high and low for the hospitality venues that champion sustainability and responsible practices, whilst creating stylish interiors, in order to crown them our eco-champion of the year.
Out of all the entries received, we’ll pick one who has stood out the most, one who has impressed with their unique take on style, their extraordinary offering and remarkable eye for design. This will be our Style Winner of the Year.

Nominate a hotel, B&B, guest house or holiday let where you’ve had the greatest night’s sleep. This category is open to anyone who wants to shout about a great stay – simply fill in the separate nomination form here, the reason for your nomination and the most creative nomination will win a £50 Vision shop voucher!

We’re on the lookout for care homes, nursing homes, retirement homes and villages which excel in their inspirational interior. Do you have a thriving community? Does your space aid interaction and is beautifully adapted as a multifunctional space? Wow us with your luxurious, yet fit-for-purpose space.

The Judges

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Angie Silver

Luxury Lifestyle &
Travel Blogger

Angie Silver is the blogger behind SilverSpoon London, a leading UK lifestyle, food and luxury travel blog, following Angie’s adventures...

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Richard McCready-Hughes

Creative Director
of Goddard Littlefair

Richard McCready-Hughes is the Creative Director of leading luxury design house Goddard Littlefair...

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Jacqui Hurst

Sales Director for
Vision’s Hospitality Division

Jacqui has a long and established history in the hospitality sector through identifying emerging markets...

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Andrew Linwood

Head of Hospitality
Design at Areen

With over 30 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Areen Design, have worked with some of the most...

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Laurie Thomas

Managing Director of
Vision

A qualified accountant, Laurie joined Whitaker Services in 2002, one of the first businesses to be acquired by Vision...

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Robin Sheppard

Chairman at
Bespoke Hotels

Robin Sheppard is a classically trained hotelier with an eye for innovation who by the age of 27 was General Manager of Bodysgallen...

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Sharron Livingston

Editor of The
Travel Magazine

An award-winning travel writer, Sharron is the founder and managing editor at The Travel Magazine...

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Tom Parker

Chef and Contestant on
'The Great British Menu'

After writing to renowned Lancashire chef Nigel Haworth, Tom got his first job aged 16 at Nigel’s Michelin...

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And The Prizes?

Each of the lucky winners can look forward to a bundle of prizes including:

(Hover/Click over each prize)

Cash voucher to
spend on our shop

Shopping on Vision's online shop

Pamper
Hamper

Gift hampers on grey background

Glass trophy
& certificate

Plus

  • Double page spread in our annual coffee-table book, the Vision Style Guide 2018
  • Online winner’s badge for use on your website
  • Media publicity and exposure across digital channels and media

Last Year’s Winners

Most Stylish Restaurant – sketch

Last year’s winner for Most Stylish Restaurant is sketch. Located in upmarket Mayfair in central London, sketch combines art with dining amongst its unique and memorable design. Each room within sketch has been created with a distinctive and unique character, from the pink, scalloped seating in The Gallery to the whimsical like fairytale vibe of The Glade.

The judges noted sketch’s design was “design at its best – no rules, bags of creativity and imagination”.

Read more on sketch

Most Stylish Hotel – Hotel Gotham

Hotel-of-the-moment, Hotel Gotham, stole the show and blew our judges away this year; winning the Most Stylish Hotel or B&B category. Opened in 2015 to major acclaim, it’s been named Europe’s most sexiest hotel and combines an achingly cool art-deco interior to playful references to the building’s banking past featuring props, characters and even its very own newspaper.

The judges said Hotel Gotham was “the perfect blend of old and new… “Staying here would be a real experience, and the interior is almost like a set.”

Read more on Hotel Gotham

Most Stylish Care Home – Bentley House

Signature Group’s Bentley House took the coveted title of Most Stylish Care Home as the category opened for entries for the first time ever last year. Oozing class and sophistication, the home effortlessly combines practicality with style and each space has been cleverly thought out to achieve an elegant yet accessible interior.

The judges were overwhelmed with the attention to detail of Bentley House and said; “The interiors at Bentley House are by far the most stylish I’ve seen in this sector. I love the thoughtful details.”

Read more on Bentley House

Entry Criteria

The Vision Style Awards 2017 aim to recognise and celebrate the unsung heroes in hospitality and healthcare – from a bar to a restaurant, from a spa to retirement village.

We’re giving these smaller venues their time to shine and take centre stage under the spotlight so to be in with a chance of winning, please ensure you read our entry criteria below:

Dreamiest Bedroom Award is open to bedrooms in hotels/B&Bs/guesthouses/self-catering accommodation or holiday lets with less than 10 venues only.

Europe’s Best Dressed Bed is open to a stunningly designed bed layout in hotels/B&Bs/guesthouses/self-catering accommodation or holiday lets with less than 10 venues only.

Most Beautiful Bathroom is open to bathrooms in hotels/B&Bs/guesthouses/self-catering accommodation or holiday lets with less than 10 venues only.

Most Intimate Bar is open to a bar or a bar within a restaurant; either an independent bar or small group with less than 10 venues.

Most Romantic Restaurant is open to independent or boutique restaurants or small groups with less than 10 venues only.

Hottest Hotel is open to independent or boutique hotels or small groups with less than 10 venues only.

Picture-Perfect B&B or Guest House is open to independent or boutique guesthouses, B&Bs or small groups with less than 10 venues only.

Inspired Retirement Living Award is open to care homes, nursing homes, retirement homes or retirement villages from across the UK. Entry is open to individual or groups who can prove they have an interior that is striking yet fit-for-purpose.

Most Sumptuous Spa is open to a spa within a hotel, independent spa or as part of a group with less than 10 venues.

Most Innovative New Venue of the Year is open to a new hotel or restaurant, open for three years or less, independent or as part of a group with less than 10 venues.

Eco-Champion of the Year is open to a hotel, restaurant, B&B, guest house or self catering let that can demonstrate its sustainability efforts in the nomination form which is independent or has less than 10 venues.

Greatest Night’s Sleep is open to any independent hotel, B&B, guesthouse, self-catering accommodation or holiday let or small group which you can demonstrate provided the best sleep and why.

Vision’s Style Winner of the Year will be chosen by our judges from all the entries nominated to receive an overall winner’s prize.

Terms & Conditions

The promoter is: Vision Support Services Ltd (company no. 06603416) whose registered office is at Darwen House (2nd Floor) Walker Industrial Estate, Walker Road, Guide, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 2QE.

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Employees of Vision Support Services Ltd, Vision Support Services Group Ltd or their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the competition or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter the competition.

There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.

Entrants must be a bed & breakfast, hotel, guesthouse, holiday let, self catering establishment, bar or restaurant located in the UK or Europe. We do not permit large groups to enter, entries from groups with 10 or less venues are permitted to enter.

Entrants to the ‘Inspired Retirement Living’ category must be a UK-based care, nursing, retirement home or retirement village. Entries are accepted from independent venues or groups.

Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via Vision Style Awards.

Closing date for entry will be midnight Tuesday 31st October 2017. All photographs must be submitted for entry into the Vision Style Awards by midnight. After this date no further entries to the competition will be permitted.

No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.

The rules of the competition and the prize for each winner can be found at: Vision Style Awards.

The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.

The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.

No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.

The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected, or arrange for delivery.

Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges appointed by the promoter.

Entrants agree to the use of his/her name and image(s) in any publicity material and to participate in any promotional activity relating to the competition. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.

The winner will be notified by telephone and/or email within 30 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.

The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image(s) in any publicity material and to participate in any promotional activity relating to the competition. This includes displaying a Vision Style Awards Badge on your website if your entry is judged to be a finalist. By entering the Vision Style Awards you agree that any information and pictures provided may be used in the Style Guide 2017-18. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.

By entering the Style Awards and submitting your email address, you are agreeing to be added to our mailing list(s). You have the right to unsubscribe to our email communications at any time, should you wish to do so.

The winner’s name will be available 30 days after closing date by sending a stamped addressed envelope to the following address: Vision Style Awards 2017-18 Winners, Darwen House (2nd Floor) Walker Industrial Estate, Walker Road, Guide, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 2QE.

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The Style Awards and any judges decisions do not represent a recommendation or endorsement for any business entered in the competition.

By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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