Stoke Park and ACE Group are delighted to announce that The Boodles, their annual pre-Wimbledon tennis event, won the Best Hospitality Experience Award at the Eventia Awards, held on Friday 28th November at the Hilton, Park Lane.
Now in its 14th year, guests experience world-class tennis and hospitality within a fun English garden party atmosphere and the intimate and beautiful surroundings of Stoke Park.
With an intimate crowd of only 2,000 and no seat further than ten metres from the court, The Boodles gets their guests closer to the action than they ever thought possible. This year saw no fewer than eight of the ‘World’s Top 20’ male players select The Boodles as the ideal event for their Wimbledon preparations, including World No.1 Novak Djokovic, 2014 US Open Champion Marin Cilic and World no.8 Milos Raonic.
The Eventia Awards honour outstanding business-to-business and business-to-consumer events Overseas and in the UK, and is the key awards and networking night for the whole industry. Recognising professionally managed, produced and executed events and the UK and International companies that originate them, the Eventia Awards give companies the chance to be compared to their peers and get the recognition they deserve for delivering world class events of every discipline.
The Boodles won the Gold award for ‘Best Hospitality Experience’, with The Championships at Wimbledon taking the Silver Award. Previous winners include Chelsea FC and Keith Prowse.
‘To win the Best Hospitality Experience is such an honour’ commented Giammario Ragnoli, General Manager of Stoke Park. ‘It is always our aim to exceed our guest’s expectations and we take great pride at Stoke Park in delivering a world class experience. To have The Boodles recognised by the industry and our peers, especially at the prestigious Eventia Awards, is phenomenal’
Patricio Apey, Founder of The Boodles & CEO of ACE Group commented: ‘We are absolutely delighted to win this award. From the beginning we always wanted to create a fabulous English Summer Garden Party that happened to have great professional tennis in the lead up to Wimbledon. Each year The Boodles has managed to sell out faster than the year before and we are delighted to see it take an established place in the British Summer Season of events as well as the schedule of many top players. We are excited that due to the Wimbledon date change The Boodles 2015 will now be the week after Royal Ascot – previously we have been the same week.’
The Boodles 2015 will take place from the 23rd to 27th June. Please call 0207 384 4877 for further information or please visit www.theboodles.com
Stoke Park, Europe’s leading five red star Hotel, Spa and Country Club, is set among 300 acres of glorious parkland, lakes, historic gardens and monuments created over the past one thousand years.
Stoke Park is the perfect place to enjoy life in a friendly atmosphere. It provides a unique combination of the traditions of an exclusive members’ club and the best of today’s sporting, leisure, entertaining and hotel facilities, in one of the most convenient locations in Britain: only 35 minutes from London and 7 miles from London Heathrow.
• 5 AA Red Star Hotel with 49 Luxury Bedrooms and Suites, all with Superb Marble Bathrooms
• 3 Restaurants, Bars and Lounges (Humphry's, 3 AA Rosettes)
• 27 hole Championship Golf Course, designed by Harry Colt in 1908
• State-of-the-art 4,000 sq. ft. Gymnasium, Fitness and Spinning Studios
• Health & Beauty Spa and Salon with 11 Treatment Rooms
• Indoor Swimming Pool with Hydro-Seats
• 13 Tennis Courts (six grass, three indoor and four floodlit artificial clay)
• Crèche, Games Room and Outdoor Playground
• 10 Private Rooms for Entertaining and Conferences
• 14 Acres of Private Gardens