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Shields hotel hailed in tourism awards

BIG WINNER ... Coun Alan Kerr with Christine McKeown, assistant manager at the Little Haven Hotel.

BIG WINNER ... Coun Alan Kerr with Christine McKeown, assistant manager at the Little Haven Hotel.

A LITTLE hotel with a big reputation has been hailed as a tourism hero.

Little Haven Hotel has earned itself an international reputation for excellence and, in the last few years, its owners have continued to invest thousands of pounds in developing the business.

Now, staff at the hotel, which stands on River Drive, South Shields, have been rewarded for their hard work by South Tyneside Council, as part of English Tourism week, which started on Saturday and will end on Sunday.

Coun Alan Kerr, deputy leader of South Tyneside Council, said: “Investment in places like the Little Haven Hotel serves to strengthen all of that, and we’re delighted to recognise the property and its hard-working team.

“South Tyneside offers visitors an amazing array of affordable and high-quality accommodation.

“Not only do these businesses have a direct impact on the economy and local community, but they also support the leisure and tourism sector.”

The work at the Little Haven Hotel includes a full refurbishment of all 62 bedrooms, with more changes planned this year.

Graham Davidson, general manager at the hotel, said: “At the Little Haven Hotel we’re committed to providing our guests will the best possible environment and service, and believe that ongoing investment is essential to ensuring that is the case.

“We’re honoured to have been recognised as one of South Tyneside’s tourism heroes and look forward to welcoming many more national and international visitors in the months and years to come.”

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