New event space at Stanley House Hotel & Spa named venue for Lancashire Tourism Awards 2021

2 December 2021

Marketing Lancashire today (Thursday 2 December) is delighted to announce that the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2021 will be held in the new event space at Stanley House Hotel & Spa on Wednesday 2 February 2022.

The ceremony will take place in the new state-of-the-art venue L’Orangeraie, a first of its kind in the area. The new venue has the capacity for up to 450 guests and the Lancashire Tourism Awards will be the first county-wide awards ceremony to be held in L’Orangeraie.

Rachel McQueen, Chief Executive of Marketing Lancashire commenting on the announcement of the venue said, “Stanley House Hotel & Spa has been one of Lancashire’s gems for decades and with the exciting plans for its ‘once in a generation’ transformation, announced earlier this year by the new owners, we know that L’Orangeraie is just the start.

“The pandemic has hit the events and hospitality sector hard. This level of investment in the sector, and in such an impressive, flexible and beautifully situated event space is wonderful to see, and just the boost we all need right now.  I’m sure L’Orangeraie will play an important role in the recovery of events in Lancashire.

“We look forward to welcoming colleagues from across the county to Stanley House on the 2nd of February, when the winners will be revealed, and the innovation and resilience of Lancashire’s tourism industry celebrated in style.”

The annual awards, celebrating excellence across a wide range of visitor economy businesses, reveal the brightest and best stars working in Lancashire tourism today, with many of the county’s winners then going on to represent Lancashire at the national Visit England Excellence Awards.

Marketing Lancashire is also thrilled to announce University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) as the Headline Sponsor of the Lancashire Tourism Awards. As one of Lancashire’s key assets, with an outstanding reputation and global connections, Marketing Lancashire is grateful to the University of Central Lancashire for their continued support of the awards.

Chris Pyke, Executive Dean, Faculty of Business & Justice, UCLan commenting on the partnership said, “UCLan is once again proud to be a sponsor of the Lancashire Tourism Awards. They showcase the excellence of tourism, hospitality and events across the county and, as a major centre for education and research in tourism in the North West, it is an honour for us to support the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2021.”

The finalists will now present to the Lancashire Tourism Awards expert judging panels at Blackburn Rovers on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 December, where the ultimate winners will be chosen.

Tickets for the awards ceremony are now available to purchase online at Tickets are priced from £85+VAT, with tables of 10 available from £800+VAT. The ceremony is a black-tie event with drinks reception, three course dinner and live entertainment.

Sponsorship opportunities are also now available for the only dedicated awards celebration of tourism and hospitality in Lancashire. To discuss ways your business can support Lancashire’s tourism event of the year please contact Maria Moriarty Eames, Head of Partnerships on 01772 426450 [email protected]

For all the latest news on the awards follow @MarketingLancs #LTA21 on twitter and find a full list of the finalists at

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