August 20, 2019

Local favourite St. Michael’s Restaurant With Rooms Painswick has been shortlisted for national annual awards that recognises the best UK independent hosts and hoteliers.


St. Michael’s Restaurant With Rooms Painswick has been shortlisted for the Quirkiest Place To Stay Award at Britain’s premier annual awards for the industry. The eviivo Awards, in their sixth year, recognise the best of Britain’s world-class, and world-famous independent accommodation – from bed and breakfasts and guest houses to vacation rentals and inns.

Recently announced, the eviivo Awards 2019 shortlist has seen St. Michael’s Restaurant With Rooms Painswick, run by Magdalena Reekie-Black reach the final stages of the nomination process. Over the coming weeks, their application will be judged by a panel of industry experts before the winners are announced at the annual eviivo Awards dinner on the 15th of October at the Grand Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden, London.

Today the UK bed and breakfast sector is worth well over £2 billion, and has a much bigger economic impact via the spend of guests in our local communities. Along with the thousands of small independent hosts up and down the country, they make a huge contribution to the British economy and to their local communities.

Through their market leading technology, eviivo work closely with independent owners to help them compete on an equal footing with large hotel chains online and market their properties more effectively in the highly-competitive global marketplace.

Magdalena Reekie-Black of St. Michael’s Restaurant With Rooms Painswick commented:

At St. Michael’s Restaurant With Rooms Painswick we work so hard to give our guests a fantastic and unique experience. We are absolutely delighted to have that recognised through this shortlisting for the Quirkiest Place To Stay Award and hope we are successful on the night.

Commenting, Paul Saxby, Events Director at eviivo said:

eviivo are proud to be working with many of the finest businesses in Britain’s vibrant hospitality sector. These are often small, family-run businesses that play a significant role in driving tourism and jobs to their local community.

These devoted, independent hosts take immense pride in their service and our awards shine a light on many fine examples.  What unites all of our customers is their passion and tireless dedication to offering a fantastic guest experience. Congratulations to all those shortlisted and we look forward to once again recognising the very best in the industry at this year’s awards.”

Britain’s independent B&Bs, guesthouses and boutique hotels represent the pinnacle of British hospitality, providing some of UK’s most quirky and unique holiday experiences. TripAdvisor highlights that British B&Bs are now outperforming their larger hotel rivals by over 10% when looking at their average ratings, and the 1st, 3rd and 4th best B&Bs in the world in 2019 according to TripAdvisor ratings are in the UK. B&Bs, pubs with accommodation and boutique hotels are an increasingly popular choice for international and domestic holiday-makers, seeking a truly British experience.  

The eviivo Awards takes place on the 15th October at the Grand Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden, London.