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Finalist in Visit England Awards for Excellence

The 15th century Swan at Lavenham has been named as a finalist in the Large Hotel of the Year category of the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2013, which celebrate the best of English tourism.

As a finalist, The Swan now goes forward to the glittering Awards Ceremony, where the hotel is guaranteed to receive a Gold, Silver, Bronze or Highly Commended award. The event is being held on Monday, 20th May at The Point, Lancashire County Cricket Club, Old Trafford, Manchester.

Delighted with their place as a finalist Ingo Wiangke, General Manager of the Swan at Lavenham said, “This is an outstanding achievement and is testament to our team’s dedication and passion towards excellent customer service”.

Commenting on the finalists James Berresford, VisitEngland’s Chief Executive said. “I would like to congratulate all those nominated as VisitEngland Awards for Excellence finalists this year. We received 320 applications and the quality of submissions was higher than ever. It is therefore no small achievement for The Swan at Lavenham to become a finalist and justifiably take credit and pride in earning a coveted place in the top five in their category in England. I wish everyone all the best for the final in May”.

The Large Hotel of the Year category is sponsored by NatWest Bank.





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