December 2009

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December 15, 2009




…to Sarah Harrison, Deputy Restaurant Manager WLP, voted Simply the Best for October 2009 among all the WLP staff as recommended by our guests [pic right]
…to Costas Lappas, Commis Chef BH, voted Beales Hotel Staff Champion Autumn 2009 [pic left]
…to Lynne Norman, on her fifth anniversary as Public area cleaner at BH [pic below right]
All three awards are very well deserved indeed.

Great press articles continue to come our way including :

AA 2010 Guide article on Family hotel businesses [left pic]

London Society Journal article on the Beale Arboretum [right pic]

New print includes:

WLP Special Events 2010 – a stunning brochure packed with great events throughout next year including our 200th concert at West Lodge Park since they were started in 1974 by Trevor Beale [left pic]

WLP Tariff – now to the same standard of presentation expected by our guests – a smart document [right pic]

New web pages

…have a look on at the stunning new WLP Bedrooms gallery with pics of every bedroom at the hotel

Lord Mayor

…some pictures of the successful planting of a Turkish Hazel at WLP by the outgoing Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Ian Luder [pics right]

Estates news

…another busy month for our Estates team including the refurbishment of yet another bedroom at WLP (room 62), the start of the building of a combined store and workshop at BH, new racking in the still room at BH, new Hypnos beds for some of the WLP bedrooms, and a shower for the staff bungalow at WLP. [pic right]

And finally…

…Christmas is bound to be a quieter affair this year as the relentlessly bad economic news has impacted on our hotels. Green shoots? What green shoots?! However, I know that every guest who comes through our doors during the December period will find the same warmth of welcome as always from the wonderful teams, stunning decorations around the hotels, delicious Christmas food and drink, and a great atmosphere in properties that are looking great. A very merry Christmas and a happy new year for 2010 to all our guests, staff and shareholders.

Andrew Beale
Managing Director