glh Hotels takes the silverware at London Venue Awards

26 October 2017

Friday 20th October saw glh Hotels awarded for its outstanding events spaces, as Amba Hotel Charing Cross was presented with Bronze for “Best London Event Venue – Under 500 Attendees” at The London Venue Awards annual ceremony 2017.

The hotel was competing against a shortlist of eight hotels for the spot. Additional hotels from the glh portfolio were shortlisted at the event including The Royal Horseguards Hotel for “Best Historic Venue or Livery Hall” and “Best Unusual or Unique Venue”, as well as The Tower Hotel for “Best London Event Venue – 500 to 1,000 attendees”.

With a judging panel of event professionals across venues, agencies and media, Amba Hotel Charing Cross saw recognition of the remarkable offering available within the iconic Grade II listed building, in an unbeatable central London location above Charing Cross station with a dedicated events team that can tailor a range of flexible spaces to suit a vast array of needs.

“It is a great achievement to have been awarded Bronze for The Best London Event Venue – Under 500 Attendees category highlighting one of the many unbeatable services on offer not only at Amba Hotel Charing Cross, but across all glh Hotels,” says Neil Gallagher, CEO of glh Hotels.

“We’re proud to see a number of hotels from our 17-strong portfolio also shortlisted and receive industry recognition showcasing how we work tirelessly to deliver a hotel for every occasion, with excellent service as a given.”

In addition to the success at The London Venue Awards, glh Hotels has seen a number of successes in recent weeks, including:

September 2017: The Royal Horseguards voted one of “Top 10: London Hotels with River Views” by The Telegraph

October 2017: The Royal Horseguards within the top 20 of “Top Hotels in London: Readers' Choice Awards 2017” by Conde Nast Traveller

October 2017 - Conor McDowell of Amba Hotel Charing Cross awarded “Concierge of the year London member award” at The 12th annual MVP Golden Keys Concierge Awards

glh Hotels is the largest owner-operator hotel company in London with 17 Hotels in top London locations. It currently operates Amba Hotels, every hotels, Guoman Hotels, Thistle and Thistle Express.

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Amba Hotel Charing Cross – a summary

Since opening its doors in December 2014, Amba Hotel Charing Cross has made it their mission to make every stay, every meeting, every event exceptional. And to make every guest, agent or booker feel extra special, no matter what brings them through our door. We work tirelessly to deliver the warmest, most attentive welcome in town, so that we raise expectations, every time.

Housed within a beautiful, Grade II listed building, in an outstanding central London location above Charing Cross station, Amba Hotel Charing Cross’ dedicated events team can tailor a range of flexible spaces to suit a vast array of needs. Climb the grand, sweeping staircase where we have nine meeting spaces (all with natural daylight), catering from between 10 and 200 people, including our stunning Ballroom, and The Canterbury Suite that has a terrace overlooking the Strand.

Amba Hotel Charing Cross has a culture of treating the guests as if we were hosting them in our own home, and that is no different for our organisers, bookers and delegates. We engage with our guests and get to know them all, so that we can support them, and empower our team to deliver the best meeting and event possible.

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