A Cambridge College is celebrating receiving a Three Star Campus Rating for the fourth time, following an in-depth audit of the standard of en suite accommodation it provides for conference delegates and B&B guests in vacation periods.
Murray Edwards College was awarded the accolade from VisitEngland, the country’s national tourist board, for the facilities and services on offer in its bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as public areas such as Reception and the Dining Room.
The audit included assessment of a wide range of different aspects of the accommodation. In particular, this year’s Quality in Tourism report highlighted the College’s free on-site parking, the very high standard of cleanliness in all areas, good quality towels, College branded toiletries and beverage trays in the bedrooms and the architecturally-attractive Dome Dining Room.
The resident New Hall Art Collection – the second largest collection of works by female artists in the world – continues to be a unique and impressive feature which guests have also identified as adding ‘significant value’ to their stay.
Chris Pope, General Manager of Conferences, Catering and Residences said: “We were so pleased to receive our Three Star Campus Rating once again, as we celebrate 20 successful years of our conference and events business. This accolade is an important official endorsement of our accommodation and the team that works so hard to ensure we deliver a quality experience to our guests.
“One of the things the assessor highlighted was the high standard of cleanliness and our excellent housekeeping department was commended on the attention to detail in this important area.”
Quality in Tourism is the assessment service for VisitEngland. Its Campus Accreditation is specifically for university or college accommodation and ratings are awarded on a scale of One to Five Stars.
Myriam Larauche, Murray Edwards College, with the VisitEngland plaque.