Colleagues at Isle of Man based Sleepwell Hotel’s The Claremont are celebrating the remarkable achievement of becoming the Island’s first business within the hospitality and tourism sector to win Company of the Year at the prestigious Isle of Man Newspapers Awards for Excellence 2012. Now in its sixth year, the Awards for Excellence were televised online to thousands and celebrate success in all walks of Island life, from lifetime achievements to business person of the year. The Company of the Year award is one of the most highly contested of the evening and represents a particularly rare achievement due to this year’s being The Claremont’s first ever submission in any category. Furthermore, the prize was awarded at just the second phase in a series of multi-million pound refurbishments, the first of which has already earned the hotel a 4-star Silver Accolade, a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and a Bloomberg UK Hotel Awards ‘highly commended’ interior-design prize. The next stage of development for the ground floor and reception area is planned to commence in January and is due be completion by Easter 2013.
Deputy General Manager, Ricardo Campos, who accepted the Company of the Year award, enthused: “This is a magnificent achievement not just for Sleepwell Hotels but also for my colleagues here at The Claremont and Coast who have worked so tirelessly to enhance the reputation of our hotel and raise the bar for the Island’s tourism and hospitality sector. Over the past few years we have transformed our hotel into a luxury establishment whilst remaining sensitive to the needs of our guests, the Island’s business community and the local community as a whole. Congratulations company of the year!”