AA Eco Hotel of the Year Award 2014
Walton Hall is the former home of Charles Waterton, a pioneering 19th Century traveller and naturalist who created the world’s first nature reserve by building a three mile, nine foot high wall around the estate. The hall, which, being on an island in a 26 acre lake, is accessed only by an iron bridge became a hotel in the 1970s.
The team at Waterton Park Hall are committed to following Charles Waterton’s environmental legacy using 21st Century technology. This legacy includes the installation of a Geo Thermal heating system using the lake to provide all the hot water and heating for the hotel.
Named as Eco Hotel of the Year 2014-15. This award recognises a clear commitment to sustainability, demonstrated through good practice and policy to make a positive contribution to reducing impact on the environment.
Green Tourism Gold – Inspirational / Outstanding
The highest standards of sustainability are being achieved with a strong and broad ethos and excellent examples throughout. The latest technologies will be employed from LED lighting through to efficient boilers and even renewable technologies. The business has efficient control of resource use and can demonstrate effective monitoring with targets for savings. Green procurement will include sustainable fish/meat sources, A range of ethical products and working with local suppliers to provide fresh, local and even organic items . Changes in working practices are leading to significant benefits to the business, community and supply chain.
AA Rosette Award
The Bridgewalk Restaurant HAS achieved standards that stand out in our local area. We serve food prepared with care, understanding and skill, using good quality ingredients.
The North of England Wedding Award for Outstanding Customer Service 2014
The North of England wedding Awards in association with The Wedding Guide UK are Yorkshire and North East England's most prestigious awards for client service excellence. The Award recognise those businesses which go the extra mile for their customers, providing outstanding service and inspiring their customers to want to actively and positively promote them.