February 2011

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February 15, 2011




Pat Skinner (WLP Banqueting) on 20 fantastic years at Beales Hotels, pictured here with Tony King and Andrew Beale [top left pic]
Diego Granada (BH Head Chef) on your December wedding to Claire [top right pic]
Jamie Curtis (BH Kitchen) on being voted Beales Hotel Champion for December [middle left pic]
Sam Down (WLP Restaurant) on being voted “Simply the Best” at West Lodge Park for December [pic 2nd of middle row]
Sarah Harrison, Lee Goodhall, and Kieran Wheeler on passing their Level 2 Food Hygiene Courses [pics of Sarah & Kieran 3rd & 4th of middle row]
Justin Franklin (WLP Kitchen) and Will Ablett (WLP Head Porter) on your partial moves to Beales Hotel which is much appreciated by all the teams.
Alicja Pikula on your transfer from WLP reception to BH reception – a move which is sad for the WLP team but appreciated by all the BH team.
Grant Cook and the gardens team, on the rise of the Beale Arboretum, which has now been accepted for membership of the most prestige tree society in the world, the International Dendrology Society, and on the imminent award to the Beale Arboretum by the National Gardens Scheme for thirty years of opening the gardens at WLP to the public in aid of this worthwhile charity [logos pictured bottom row].

Farewell to…

Nathan Wiffen (BH Deputy general manager) to the four star Cathedral Quarter Hotel, Derby [left pic]
Christie McVeigh (BH restaurant manager) who we have lost to Tesco Head office! [middle pic]
Aimie Chatfield (Group Training & Development Manager) to a new Aim High venture in the East Midlands [right pic]
We will miss you guys!

Estates News…

…Another new bedroom at WLP, this time Room 61, which has received new wallpaper, new armchairs and a deskchair, new wardrobe shelving, new spotlights, TV wires chased into the wall, new electrics, and is now a Classic Double bedroom with the most glorious views across the WLP gardens [below left and middle]
…At BH the new coffee station is now up and running, offering bean to cup coffees, teas, cafetieres to our guests at breakfast without our staff having to leave the restaurant. [below right]

Sales news

…Look out for the wonderful new BH Special Events 2011 programme which is live on www.bealeshotels.co.uk/hatfield [pic of front cover right pic]
…Valentines Day is fast approaching and we have wonderful events, with delicious dinners at both West Lodge Park and Beales Hotel, and Wedding open days soon afterwards for anyone who has been fortunate enough to be engaged at this time. Beales Hotels remain top in Hertfordshire on www.tripadvisor.com with West Lodge Park in a superb first place out of 143 hotels as reviewed by our guests, while Beales Hotel trails far behind …..er…in second place!

Andrew Beale
Managing Director