September 2006

Published on 

September 15, 2006



Congratulations to

Ian Thompson on reaching a historic 35 years of service with Beales hotels. Ian started as an apprentice at Firs Hall in 1971, and worked for many years as Sous Chef there, before moving to Hatfield Lodge Hotel as Head Chef and then to WLP as Sous chef. At a celebration to mark this occasion, Andrew Beale commented that although the company has undergone many changes over those years, Ian has been a constant, reliable and cheerful member of the team. We all look forward to Ian’s next 35 years with the company!

(Ian & Paula Thompson with Trevor & Andrew) improve all aspects of service and customer care in these vital areas.

Chris Hall promoted at WLP from C&B Operations Manager to Food and Beverage Manager, working under Iain Murray, taking responsibility not only for Conference and Banqueting, but also for Terrace Bar and Cedar Restaurant standards, working alongside Ben Morcombe, Richard Chmiel and Guido Biagini to

Farewell to

Irene Sparsi, Therapist in Safiya Health and Beauty rooms at WLP who is leaving to spend more time with her family after over 3 years – you will be much missed by your colleagues and all your regular clients.

Web News

Check out the wonderful new video tours of BH on which complete with music background give the best flavour yet of the great hotel that BH is.

There are new Conference and banqueting details on both the WLP and BH parts of the site with new menus, wines, and extra facilities.

A WLP Art gallery will go live this month with details of the Edward Beale collection of Old Masters

And finally…

..following the demise of Distinguished Hotels and our changeover to HotelRez as our main partner for GDS and consortia representation at WLP and BH, I am pleased to report the following productivity figures for July and August for the two hotels : WLP £8,359 BH £14,448.

Andrew Beale
Managing Director