Being named in the top one per cent of hotels in the world by TripAdvisor could not have come at a better time for Napier’s The County Hotel.
In a year where the hospitality industry has been among the hardest hit by Covid-19 and subsequent lockdowns, owners Angela and Chris Barons say the award gave them “that boost to keep on going”.
“The award is a wonderful achievement in these uncertain times,” Angela said. “Everyone is in the same boat but don’t get me wrong, it is something that we had to push through and to have that arrive in our inbox is actually something we needed to keep our spirits up.”
The Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards is TripAdvisor’s highest recognition and is presented annually to those businesses that are the Best of the Best on the platform, earn excellent reviews from travellers and are ranked in the top one per cent of properties worldwide.
The three-level boutique hotel, in the heart of Napier’s Art Deco neighbourhood on Browning St, features 18 rooms, Wine Street Restaurant and Churchill’s Bar.
First published by Hawke’s Bay App. Read the full article here.