THE MILLENNIUM Madejski Hotel has scored a host of nominations in the Thames Valley Hospitality Awards.

Kamila Krawjewska has put the hotel up for Hotel of the Year saying: “The Millennium Madejski Hotel is four-star, luxury hotel which offer a memorable experience to all, corporate and leisure, guests.

“The leisure facilities include a swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, gym and treatment rooms offering a range of relaxing treatments. As a family-friendly hotel, Ask Alfred children’s concierge is also always on hand to provide expert advice on nearby attractions. The grown-ups can get to experience the vast shopping choices as well as enjoy the bustling and vibrant nightlife of Reading. Millennium Madejski Hotel offers "more than meets the eye."

Kamila also nominated the manager Ruraigh Whitehead as Hotel Manager of the Year, sponsored by Cream Design. She said: “Mr. Whitehead is a great example of how good manager should lead the team for the benefit of the hotel and its employees. Mr. Whitehead is a very generous, supportive, influential and respectful leader who fully dedicated his time and heart to his hotel and his team in the last 17 years.”

Rosemary Daley-Franks has nominated the hotel’s Cilantro restaurant for Restaurant of the Year sponsored by the Hilton Reading. She said: “It has excellent food, outstanding service and amazing ambience. My husband and I have been eating there regularly for the past eight years and have never been disappointed. The staff go out of their way to ensure that all our needs are met, always with respect and understanding. This restaurant deserves to win this category without a doubt!”

Bel & The Dragon has more nominations, this time for Warm Welcome, sponsored by Cherubs Floral Design. Elaine Blake said:” Warm welcome begins with a smile”. Deanna Carson agreed.

David Slack says The Royal Oak Yattendon should be considered for Best Breakfast sponsored by Vicar’s Game, as it “produces the most tasty and well-presented full English breakfast that you will find anywhere. All locally sourced ingredients of the highest quality, all beautifully presented”.

Nick Harborne is a fan of the Castle Tap in Castle Hill, Reading, and has nominated it for Bar of Year sponsored by Matthew Clark.

He said: “Simply a gem of a small local independent local pub that has placed a friendly welcome, warm atmosphere, great music, and community involvement at its core and is at its best in the 20 years plus I have known it.

“I commend it for its general support of local charities supporting the homeless in Reading and particularly for supporting Reading Refugee Support Group. Other popular national charities are often a more obvious/less risky choice for business so I think the Castle Tap clearly shows its genuine concern for the issues facing Reading its involvement with the people who live and work in Reading.”

To nominate please go to The gala awards dinner will take place on Sunday, March 18, 2018.