The Photographers’ Diary

Guild Awards Weekend 2024

Next years exciting Awards Weekend will be on Friday 2nd February and Saturday 3rd February 2024 The Awards Evening is a black-tie event starting at 6.30pm on 3rd February with a drinks reception, which is followed by a 3-course meal and coffee to finish, plus music after the presentions themselves. You can book your ticket HERE (and any member attending the Awards Night will get a FREE copy of our stunning and inspirational Year Book published by Loxley Colour – worth £27.50).

On the Friday and Saturday in the daytime there will be some great photography related opportunities – More details about these will follow soon.

The Friday night is also a great opportunity for a relaxed get-together and social evening (whilst many met in the bar, some some people last year used the opportunity to visit the 10 Pin Bowling complex across the road). Etruria Hall (a Doubletree Hilton in Festival Park, Stoke on Trent) is, for the second year, our venue for the weekend as it proved very popular last year. It recently had a £6.5 million refurbishment, has a Spa and is easy to access by road and rail. It is conveniently located with many great places to visit nearby if you get the opportunity, and within a walkable distance there is a Cinema, 10 Pin Bowling, Waterworld, Ski Centre, Restaurants and a Retail Park.

Once again, we have brokered a great deal at the hotel so you can make a long weekend of it. A single occupancy room is £85 a night including breakfast, and double occupancy is just £95 including breakfast. This rate applies on Thursday 1st February, Friday 2nd February and Saturday 3rd February 2024. There are tea and coffee making facilities in the rooms and car parking is free as is access to the Leisure Club (including gym, sauna and swimming pool). Deluxe rooms can also be booked for a supplement of £25 per room per night.

To take advantage of this special rate visit the hotel website, select the dates you want to stay, then open the ‘Special Rates’ box and put the code GPHOTO in the ‘Group Code’ Box.

Please note that we have reserved a quota of rooms at these prices on each night. If you do find there is no discounted rate available for you, please contact us and we will speak to the venue to see if it is possible to increase the allocation. We cannot promise this however, as the offer is subject to availability and in all cases the pricing will revert to the ‘best available rate’ 28 days prior to our event.

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