Despite major works, refurbishment plans and the brand’s global merger with American hotel and leisure company, Starwood, the four-star Marriott hotel in Cosham has been recognised for maintaining its commitment, contribution and success in both Portsmouth’s tourist economy and its local community.
Singled out for its support for major events in the city, initiatives amongst its staff for local charities and environment-friendly practices, the Marriott was praised by judges for growing its revenue during a refurbishment worth an estimated £7m.
The hotel managed to overcome the potential for disruption caused by an exterior facelift to the hotel last year and a refurbishment of bedrooms that is set for completion later this Spring.
Martin Waters, sales director at Marriott Portsmouth said:“It has required a great deal of hard work and flexibility in the past year, but this award is testimony to all we have been able to achieve,’ Martin Waters, Sales Director who was also shortlisted for Business Personality & Achievement of the Year.
“It isn’t the first time that Marriott has been awarded at the ceremony. In 2016 we won both ‘Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism’ and ‘Team of the Year’ at The News Business Excellence Awards, going on to win the latter category at the regional South Coast Business Awards.
“After all the changes that have taken place and challenges we faced over the past couple of years, it feels great to be back and on winning form.”