November 2007

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November 15, 2007



Congratulations to

…To Daniel Healey for passing his Wine and Spirit education trust wine certificate with merit. [pic top left]
…To Tricia Bryan of the University of Hertfordshire, and Beales Hotel, for being shortlisted in the Arts and Business Sustainability Award, for the way in which the relationship between us and the team at
the art department has continued and grown over the past 4 years. The prizegiving is on the 28th November. [pic top right].
…To Trevor Beale, Derek Honour, Grant Cook, Bev Doidge & Pat
Skinner for braving the rain for the WLP Garden open day on 28th October. 51 stalwarts visited despite the weather and £173 was raised for the National Garden Scheme. The trees have looked absolutely magnificent this past few weeks. [pic bottom left].
…To Val Campbell and Sally Wilkinson [pic bottom right] for the website being shortlisted for Best Business Website in the Herts Business Awards 2007.
Prizegiving is on the 29th November.
…To Jim Lopez the ‘Simply The Best’ Winner for the month of October at West Lodge Park.

New awards

we are entering during this awards season include the 2007 Hotel Marketing Awards and the Hotel Reservation Service Hotel Excellence Awards. Pictured at BH with Callum Kennedy, Diego Granada and Tricia Yen is Conservative MP Grant Shapps and his wife Belinda on a photoshoot to publicise his support for the work of the Isabel Hospice in Welwyn Garden City [pic right].

New brochures

are arriving any day, including WLP Special Events 2008, WLP Wedding inserts for 2008+, WLP Food and Drink menu for Autumn07/Winter 08. Work is continuing on BH Special Events 2008 and WLP Business

– naturally, Celebrations – naturally and the new WLP tariff.

Estates news

this month includes the finishing off of the still room at BH, new planting on the terrace at BH, new artwork on the walls there too. At WLP, Room 16 has been completed as a lovely executive double room, the management offices have been improved, and work has started on Room 11. Schemes to follow at WLP this winter include 71, 45, 12 and 15 as we slowly modernise our rooms here.

And finally…

…the BH extension scheduled for summer 08 continues to plan with an aim to appoint a contractor before Christmas. The steel structure for the top floor at the hotel will be built prior to the arrival of the bedroom pods. In all, we will have 19 new rooms including 3 gorgeous suites, and a residents gym/sauna/jacuzzi area.

Andrew Beale
Managing Director