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Thursday, 24 November 2011

Cinders returns to Cadbury House for Christmas Pantomime


Cinders returns to Cadbury House for Christmas Pantomime

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It must be Children in Need

It must be Children in Need
Clevedon-Nailsea-Portishead People
23rd November 2011

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Pounds for Pudsey

Pounds for Pudsey
North Somerset Times
23rd November 2011

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They sat in beans, sold cakes and saw guest appearances from a spotty bear

They sat in beans, sold cakes and saw guest appearances from a spotty bear!
Western Daily Press
19th November 2011

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Beans, bears and buckets of money

Beans, bears and buckets of money
Bristol Evening Post
19th November 2011

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Children in Need means Bean Bath for Cassie

Children in Need means Bean Bath for Cassie
Bristol Evening Post
19th November 2011

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Dinners to keep everyone happy

Dinners to keep everyone happy
Peter Mills, Head chef at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse bar & grill, third chef's special for the liverpool echo - Main course edition.
Liverpool Echo 
24/11/2011  

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Tuesday, 22 November 2011

A Tasty Auction

A Tasy Auction
OK! Magazine
22/11/2011

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Kids beat the Janurary blues with Doubletree by Hilton Chester

The DoubleTree by Hilton Chester will make sure the kids are alright this festive season with a promotion exclusively aimed at their younger guests.

Guests under the age of ten staying at hotel throughout December will be automatically entered in to a prize draw to win a family fun break at the hotel in January 2012.

The fantastic opportunity couldn’t come at a better time of year, when many families feel the financial pinch of the Christmas holidays and there is little look forward to in the New Year.

According to the HSBC Christmas Spending Survey, people will be inclined to spend more this year compared to 2010. And research from LV Insurance says parents across the UK will spend an average of £168 per child on presents – making family treats sparse during the post Christmas months.

DoubleTree by Hilton Sales and Marketing Manger, Clare Bebb says: “We welcome so many families over the festive period and we’ve found that many establishments fail to recognise and reward their younger guests.

“This promotion is our way of getting the children involved and making their stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Chester that little bit extra special this Christmas.”

The family fun break will include a night’s stay for four in a Family Suite at the DoubleTree by Hilton Chester, a selection of family DVDs with room service plus a family day pass to Chester Zoo.

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Busting a sweat for the big yellow bear

Members and staff from Chester’s leading health and spa destination joined together to embark on a 12-hour triathlon to raise funds for charity.

The charitable feat took place at the Club and Spa at Hoole Hall on Friday November 18 and helped raised £277.28 for Children in Need.

The Club and Spa Children in Need triathlon invited staff and members to contribute to the 12-hour task by agreeing to 30-minute slots of either swimming, running or cycling throughout the day.

Spa visitors, guests and other members showed their support by making donations in collection buckets across the establishment.

Club and Spa General Manager, Darren Dixon says: “It was great to see the staff and our members working together to raise vital funds for such a worthy cause.”

Therapists from the spa were also on hand throughout the day offering mini-manicures to guests and members for £5, which all went to Children in Need.

Darren continues: “We were all so impressed with the dedication shown during the triathlon and the hard work from the therapists, who painted 180 nails during the day. A massive thank you to everyone involved and for all the generous donations made.”

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Chester Youth Club enters the Dragons’ Den for Gambia expedition

Dragons Den
MEMBERS of Chester Youth Club (CYC) faced a panel of business professionals during a Dragons’ Den style pitch to gain funds for their forthcoming expedition to Gambia.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Chester played host to the local ‘Dragons’ and 13 eager CYC members pitched for sponsorship for their overseas expedition and presented the positive long-term effects of their trip.

CYC Youth Coordinator, Linda Eite, says: “The CYC youth activity programme is full of projects that enable our members to fulfil their potential and gain valuable life skills.

“The Gambia 2012 expedition will allow our members to make a real difference to the lives of 12 young Gambian students.”

The members of CYC plan to travel to Kajabang, part of the Gunjur Village situated in rural Gambia, to compete a community project – helping to decorate schools and assisting with activities for the students.

To gain a place on the expedition the young people were required to secure £100 each from the investors to fund 12 months of schooling for a Gambian student.

Linda says: “The Dragons’ Den activity was a big responsibility for the CYC members - without the investment there would be no trip!

“I was extremely proud of the members’ efforts, their pitches were flawless and they responded with maturity when answering individual questions.”

The generous local Dragons consisted of Mel Grundy, Director of Chester’s largest marketing and advertising agency Oakbase; John Thomson Director of Spinney Nursery; Darren Dixon, General Manager of the Club and Spa at Hoole Hall, and DoubleTree by Hilton Chester’s Operations Manager, Peter Hendry.

CYC member Sophie Edwards, aged 14, says: “We’re all so excited for the upcoming expedition. We understand it’s not a holiday and it’s going to be a lot of hard work, but it will be worth it.

“The student I’m supporting is called Binta Shallow. She is 13 and unfortunately her father has passed away. It’s a very rewarding feeling to know that with my help and the kind donation from my investor, Binta will be able to complete her education.

“I can't wait to meet her in Gambia - I'm going to take her a presents to help her finish school. The DoubleTree by Hilton Chester is my sponsor and I can't thank them enough."

The Chester Youth Club is based in Handbridge and has over a 100 children attending each week. The club provides a safe environment for children to socialise and join in on a variety of activities. Log on to www.chesteryouthclub.co.uk for further details.

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Checking In

Checking In
Time Out
21/11/2011

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Friday, 18 November 2011

BEANS MEANS BUNCE AS CADBURY HOUSE PUSHES THE BATH OUT FOR CHILDREN IN NEED

18th November 2011
Staff at DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House in Congresbury have been on a mission to raise £1,500 for Children in Need through a series of yuk-inspiring stunts.

Accounts assistant Cassie Glover volunteered to sit in a bathtub of beans in the main reception, while male colleagues were specially selected for a complimentary chest wax.

DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House general manager Colin Badcock said staff have been pushing the bath out as part of the nationwide Children in Need beananza which is taking place today.

He said: “Cassie has just joined us and it’s something of a tradition here that our newcomers are offered first pick of our charity support schemes. She had her arm well and truly twisted to agree to be submerged in a bath of cold beans for half-an-hour – as long as we hit the £1,500 target!”

The kitchens at the four-star venue get through a massive seven tons of beans every year and just a fraction were needed to fill the bath – which will take pride of place in the main reception on the big day.

Colin added: “We get through a lot of beans here at Cadbury House and our suppliers Holdsworth have donated 150kilos to fill the bath.”

Guests can rest assured the used beans won’t end up on their plates as the sloppy slurry will be heading down the road to Stuart Warren a local pig farm as a winter treat for the pigs now that Cassie has completed her diabolical dunking.

Anyone wanting to donate can visit www.justgiving.com/cadburyhouse

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Thursday, 17 November 2011

Children in Need at Nailsea



Children in Need at Nailsea

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Days Inn exceeds expectations

Days Inn exceeds expectations
Liverpool Daily Post
16th November 2011

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Spa treatment expands

Spa treatment expands
Weston Mecury
17th November 2011

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Whats on

Whats on
Nailsea People
8/11/2011

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Seventies stars check in at west's premier hotel

Seventies stars check in at west's premier hotel
Whats on
November 2011

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Sparkling night of fun and fire

Sparkling night of fun and fire
Nailsea People
8/11/2011

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Greek Classsics on the Menu

Greek Classics on the menu
Nailsea People
15/11/2011

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Wednesday, 16 November 2011

SANGUINE APPOINTS ROBIN WICKS AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Sanguine Hospitality has appointed travel industry heavyweight Robin Wicks as its new chief executive.

Wicks, whose career includes a 16-year spell working in a variety of senior roles at Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG), will work alongside the company’s board of directors to oversee an ambitious expansion strategy that includes the launch of six new venues in the next 12 months.

The appointment represents a major coup for Sanguine, whose rollout of IHG-branded Hotel Indigo venues forms a significant element of its nationwide expansion plans. The group opened its first development of the boutique lifestyle venues in Liverpool earlier this year, while projects in Birmingham and Newcastle are due to be completed in the coming months.

Previously a non-executive director at Sanguine, Wicks has recently worked as director general at World Youth Student & Education (WYSE) Travel Confederation and held a number of prominent positions within the EMEA division of IHG, including senior vice president of sales and marketing, head of franchising and chief operating officer for Europe, in addition to separate roles in the tour operator and airline sectors.
Simon Matthews-Williams, chairman of Sanguine Hospitality, said: “Robin brings with him an unparalleled level of experience gained in senior roles across the hospitality industry. His insight has proven invaluable during his time as a non-executive director and we’re thrilled that we will now have such an excellent asset at our disposal full time.

“Our growth strategy is defined along a number of clear development lines, many of which involve IHG branded properties. There is a clear synergy between Robin’s experience and our objectives.

“He knows the hotel industry from top to bottom and can inform our decisions on everything from the choice of bathroom taps to identifying development sites. There really isn’t a stronger candidate to help Sanguine deliver on its potential.” 

Wicks said of his appointment:

“I have been working with Sanguine for some time now in a non-executive capacity and I’m delighted to be able to play a larger part in what’s happening here.

“This is a fantastically progressive and ambitious business, with some very exciting times ahead, and I hope to bring my experience to bear to help drive forward our expansion plans.”

Sanguine Hospitality owns and operates a portfolio of hotel and restaurant venues across the UK. Hotel Indigo Birmingham opens in December 2011, followed early next year by the launch of Hotel Indigo Newcastle.

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Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Hotel aims at conference market

Hotel aims at conference market
Chronicle
14/11/2011

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Spa Celebrates Successful Anniversary


Spa celebrates successful anniversary
Leader
11/11/2011

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Local Economic Partnerships

Local Economic Partnerships

Friday, 11 November 2011

Marco cooks up £15k fundraiser for children

Marco cooks up £15k fundraiser for children
Express
1/11/2011

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Hotel Indigo, October 2011



Hotel Indigo, October 2011

DoubleTree by Hilton conference team enjoying successful year



DoubleTree by Hilton conference team enjoying successful year

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Thursday, 10 November 2011

Marco's charity helping

Daily Star
Press Cutting
10/11/2011

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Bread hard to cook? Just use your loaf

Bread hard to cook? Just use your loaf
Liverpool Echo
10.11.11

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Bright young thing, press cutting Autumn 2011

At the forefront, Bright young thing
Clifton Business
Autumn 2011






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Carte Blanche, Marco's recipie to a good steak.

Carte banche
Clifton Life
Autmun 2011

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Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Why Marco Pierre White is mad about Birmingham.

Why Marco Pierre White is mad about Birmingham.



Birmingham Mail.Net
Press Link
10/21/2011

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Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Record health and beauty treatments for second anniversary .

Employees celebrate 2nd Anniversary
On its second birthday Chester’s leading luxury spa and health club is celebrating an astonishing 32,852 health and beauty treatments.

Since its launch in November 2009, the Club and Spa at Hoole Hall, Chester has provided an impressive 14,353 massages, 5,286 facial treatments and 7,907 manicures and pedicures.

The growing demand for the spa’s relaxation and beauty services has seen a 120 per cent increase in the number of treatments taken during 2011 compared to 2010.

Darren Dixon, General Manager for the Club and Spa at Hoole Hall, says: “Our impressive growth in treatments during 2011 shows that people want to take the timeout and treat themselves, despite the looming economic cloud.

“Health, fitness and well-being are still a priority for people and we are proud to be able to deliver the very best in facilities, service and treatments to Chester and its visitors.”

Spa days are becoming ever more popular with many guests travelling from across the UK to experience the renowned facilities at the Club and Spa at Hoole Hall.

In total 17,000 spa day experiences have been sold throughout the two years averaging 708 every month.

Darren says: “The Club and Spa at Hoole Hall now enters its third year of trading and celebrates many achievements that have elevated the venue to one of the region’s top performing leisure establishments.

“This year alone we have invested £42,000 to improve the facilities with extra gym and class equipment to follow soon.”

The club has focused on bringing its members the latest cutting-edge technologies - even expanding its state-of-the-art gym with a further £100,000 investment last year. The expansion included more hi-tech treadmills, bikes, rowers and the world-class Kinesis One system.

The spa sits as one of the North West’s leading retreat destinations and has received a multitude of glowing reviews from national lifestyle journalists.

Facilities provided by theSpa at Hoole Hall include, a private couples treatment suite; 12 luxury treatment rooms; a post treatment meditation room featuring the only Dreamwave sensory experience in the UK; 18m basement pool area; thermal rooms; Watsu hydrotherapy pool leading outside to a waterfall; St Tropez Air Spray tanning room; manicure and pedicure suite and more.

Both The Club and Spa at Hoole Hall and the Doubletree by Hilton Chester are operated by Sanguine Hospitality Ltd and located on Warrington Road, Chester CH2 3PD, seconds away from junction 12 of the M53.
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