We are delighted that the black tie awards ceremony will be taking place at the Grand Brighton on Tuesday 10 December. This year we have Simon Calder as our host for the evening; he is Britain's leading travel commentator and is known as “the man who pays his way”. Simon is Travel Correspondent for The  Independent and also writes for the Evening Standard, the i newspaper, as well many other publications.  Simon is a regular guest on national TV and radio, often seen on BBC Breakfast, Good Morning Britain, This Morning, CNN, ITV News and Sky News. Plus BBC Radio 4 and 5. 

The celebrations will start with arrival drinks at 6.30pm (6pm for sponsors), this will be followed by a three course dinner with wine, then the awards will commence usually around 9pm.  This will be followed by dancing and the bar will close at 1am.

The menu is:

Starter - Goats cheese whipped cheese, heritage tomatoes, beetroot ketchup, crisp bread

Main - Beef aged fillet, vegetable rosti, honey truffle carrots, jus

Dessert - Apple and blackberry crumble with ripple gelato

If you have any dietary requests they must be prebooked by added details to your booking form along with details of any businesses you would like to sit near (which we will try to accommodate if possible).

Bedrooms are being offered at the Grand at a reduced rate of £120.00 single occupancy and £130.00 double occupancy. Please quote the awards ceremony and date when making your reservation.  You can find more details about the hotel here.

Liimited car parking is available at the hotel for £35.00 per night in the hotel car park.  It is allocated on a first come first served basis or there is a NCP car park behind the hotel on Russell Road currently available at £30 for 24 hours.

Tickets cost £85 + vat and you can book your finalist places here.

Click here to find out about special offers to enjoy during your stay in Brighton.