Published: 08 July 2019

Edinburgh once again has shown its strength in various industry awards.

This Spring there have been strong performances from Edinburgh-based members on a national level in the Scottish Thistle Awards 2018/19, Prestige Hotel Awards 2019, the Catering in Scotland (CIS) Excellence Awards and hot off the press on 2 July there was a further win at The Cateys 2019. Many congratulations on this recognition and helping to drive forward best practice in the industry. 

Scottish Thistle Awards 2018/19

Thistle Awards

Photo: Chris Watt

For over 20 years the Scottish Thistle Awards, organised by VisitScotland, have been recognising Scotland's tourism industry. This year’s awards ceremony took place on the 14th March at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, where 15 individuals, businesses and events were honoured for their success in the hospitality and tourism sector.

Convention Edinburgh was delighted to see numerous members shortlisted and winning at the national level.

Special commendations were awarded to The Real Mary King's Close and the History of Edinburgh in 101 Objects in the Working Together for Tourism category.

 Prestige Hotel Awards 2019

On 17th March, over 400 guests converged at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel for The Prestige Hotel Awards in this year’s close run competition showcasing and rewarding the outstanding service within the hotel industry in Scotland.

Congratulations to Convention Edinburgh Member, The DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre, winner of the Prestige Hotel Award 2019 for Best Events and Conferences.

See all award winners here

 Catering in Scotland (CIS) Excellence Awards

Cannonball Montage

Contini's Cannonball Restaurant and Bar on Edinburgh’s Castlehill has won the top Food Tourism accolade at the Catering in Scotland (CIS) Excellence Awards, which took place on Thursday 30 May.

The awards recognise, reward and celebrate the exceptionally high degrees of creativity, innovation and excellence in the Scottish hospitality, catering and tourism sectors.

Since opening in 2014, Contini Cannonball has hosted over 10,000 international visitors as part of 385 separate exclusive events.

Owners, Victor and Carina Contini celebrated the win on the 100th anniversary of their family’s arrival in Edinburgh from Lazio in Italy.

The Cateys 2019

The Cateys 2019

Since their inception in 1984, the Cateys have become firmly established as a celebration of all that’s great in UK hospitality. The Cateys showcase the innovators and pioneers from across hotels, restaurants, foodservice and pubs and bars.

Best Use of Technology, sponsored by Bookatable - Hickory, Edinburgh.

See all award winners here

College and University Business Officers (CUBO) Awards

CUBO Awards

Congratulations to Convention Edinburgh member, Edinburgh First, winner of the Commercial University of the Year at the CUBO awards on Thursday 4 July.

In 2018 alone, Edinburgh First organised 1,648 events for more than 132,000 delegates – and accommodated more than 42,000 guests across its hotels and apartments, bringing huge economic and academic benefit to the Scottish capital.

See all award winners here.


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