The children at Battledown Ward Cheltenham General Hospital received special treatment this Good Friday, when the Holiday Inn Express Cheltenham donated over 50 Easter eggs and chocolate goodies to the ward.
The hotel also provided a real life ‘Easter Bunny’ to deliver the chocolate treats.
“Whilst other children may have the opportunity to do Easter egg hunts and fun activities this Easter, it is important to remember there are children in Gloucestershire who may not have the same opportunities to join in this year,” says Kimberley Hatherall, Sales and Marketing Manager, “We believe it is important to work closely with the community, not just supporting local businesses but residents too.”
The donation was for the children who might have otherwise been excluded from the Easter celebrations and as a thank you for the dedicated work of the staff on the ward.
To view more Easter Bunny photos and celebrations please visit Holiday Inn Express hotel Cheltenham
Cheltenham’s newest hotel has celebrated its one year anniversary in Cheltenham with a brand re-launch this month. Local residents will be able to see new signage and innovative exterior lighting, and customers will be able to experience different hallmarks in the hotel.
The new guest bedroom experience will include a choice of pillow options and a revitalised shower experience. Other notable changes include a different welcome experience for travellers with a more interactive and efficient check in process and even more Priority Club rewards to benefit from. As part of the re-launch, the brand will initiate a new service culture – “Stay Real”. The service culture will enhance staff behaviour and skills to best serve guests, treating them as real people and consistently delivering the real, genuine service for which Holiday Inn Express is known.
Jason Hiley, General Manager of the Hotel in Cheltenham says, “We are extremely proud of the achievements in the first trading year. With the significant changes in our hallmarks and service culture, we are confident our customers will receive the best value for money experiences in the area.”
All Holiday Inn hotels worldwide will be progressively relaunched to further enhance quality and drive consistency across the brand portfolio. IHG expects the re-launch programme to allow Holiday Inn hotels to generate significantly higher revenue and deliver an improved return on investment for their owners.
Andrew Cosslett, chief executive, Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG), “This is an important moment in Holiday Inn’s history. The brand is the largest and one of the most successful in the hotel industry and its re-launch will ensure that this position is maintained. We dedicated significant resources to getting the facts and the insights to enable us to make these changes, in partnership with our owners. The Holiday Inn sign is seen by hundreds of millions of people every day around the world. The changes we are making will ensure the Holiday Inn brand goes forward into the future with a strong and confident new image. We want our guests to get as much enjoyment from Holiday Inn hotels over the next 50 years as they have over the last 50.”
The brand re-launch programme incorporates insights from an IHG-commissioned consumer research, which gathered input from 18,000 travellers globally.
Cheltenham’s newest hotel the Express by Holiday Inn Cheltenham, is re-launching their brand to become the Holiday Inn Express Cheltenham in April.
To celebrate, the Cheltenham hotel have an exclusive offer for members of Business Pride and Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce, with some healthy discounts on conference facilities and accommodation costs to help local businesses alleviate the cost of the recession when planning a venue to entertain corporate clients.
For a full day in one of their meeting rooms, the price is just £175 (previously £250), and for an overnight stay with breakfast, prepaid rates start from £44, which offers members a saving of nearly 50% on the RRP.
Holiday Inn Express Sales and Marketing Manager Kimberley Hatherall explained that the new prices were designed to provide a partnership with Cheltenham business members and offer them value for money packages that can accommodate all their business needs.
“This is an exclusive offer for those Cheltenham Business Pride and Chamber of Commerce members only,” she said.
“With our re-launch, we wanted to share this success with the rest of the town and provide guests with just what they need when they are on the go. As well as the discounts being provided, we will be hosting select regular events where members can share ideas and exchange information.This is our way of trying to help our local business colleagues during these challenging times.”
Graham Philpot, economic development officer, said:‘’Local businesses are always asking for a way to talk to and relate with each other because of the current economic climate, and we are therefore pleased to see the new Holiday Inn Express taking the lead with this agenda and passing on the savings that they have made to Business Pride members. These actions will enhance and benefit individual organisations, as well as the economy of the borough.’’
To book call 01242 548200. When making a booking, members should inform the receptionist that they are affiliates of Cheltenham Business Pride or Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce in order to qualify for the discount.
Gloucestershire County Council has granted approval for the Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Cheltenham to allow the act of marriage and the registration of civil partnerships to be performed onsite. As of the 16th of January, couples can declare their wedding vows with a registrar present and undergo a ceremony set in Cheltenham’s newest hotel.
The hotel’s General Manager Jason Hiley says, “This hotel is a perfect setting for modern marriages. Our ‘Great Room’ area can host up to 220 people, and our beautifully landscaped courtyard compliments any function. Already we are taking bookings for wedding receptions and this new civil partnership and marriage licence will hopefully give prospective couples a more value for money venue choice.”
The new licence also allows civil ceremonies to be undertaken in the hotel’s conference rooms for more relaxed gatherings. The hotel can also cater for music or disco entertainment and wedding menus to suit.
For full details on the new licence or for more information on wedding bookings please contact Kimberley Hatherall 01242 548200, or visit www.hiexpress.com/cheltenham.
Cheltenham’s newest hotel has relaunched its meeting facilities to offer its corporate customers better value for money and quality services than its competitors.
Its 3 conference rooms have seen businesses flock to its doors due to late availability offers and value for money packages. Many businesses have opted for the ‘Express Package’ when hosting meetings to reflect constructive use of their budgets to higher management.
The Holiday Inn Express doesn’t just compete on price, its state-of-the-art meeting facilities means delegates can present from large plasma TV screens using new high speed fibre optic WIFI internet. With fresh, modern and spacious meetings rooms, this hotel takes its ‘Meet Smart’ campaign to a whole new level. Even the buffet menu has undergone a mouth watering new look with a wider selection of working menus to choose from.
The hotel’s GM, Jason Hiley says, “More and more businesses are coming back to book with us. We have long term plans to continue improving our meeting room facilities to create the best value for money packages. Our dedicated conference team means we can organise everything for you. We provide everything you need and nothing you don’t, so all you have to do is bring the people.”
Conference rooms can be booked at half day or full day rates, inclusive of onsite equipment hire, stationary, unlimited tea and coffee and your own dedicated meetings co-ordinator. For more information and to book at our best possible prices, contact the conference team 01242 548200 or visit www.hiexpress.co.uk.
The Holiday Inn Express Cheltenham and award-winning catering company CaterCater are hosting a charity fundraiser Tuesday 30th September in aid of the Cobalt’s One £Million Appeal for a new breast clinic, being built in Cheltenham.
To raise money, the Holiday Inn Express Cheltenham is hosting a ‘New York New York!’ themed coffee morning with a ‘New York New York’ style BBQ Buffet in association with CaterCater. The fundraiser is designed to be big and exciting, just like the Big Apple itself.
“We are really pleased to be supporting this fantastic local charity” says Debbie Horton GM “and the New York theme has inspired CaterCater to come up with a fantastic menu for the day, you will have to come along, support our fundraising and try it!”
“The coffee morning offers ‘Cappuccino & a cake for £3.50’ and a ‘New York BBQ Buffet for just £6.50 per head’. The profits raised are going towards the Breast Clinic £1m Appeal so we really need as much support from the public as possible.”
There will also be a raffle with some fantastic prizes to be won, from a makeover in London worth £500 to Everyman Theatre tickets.
The brand new coffee shop facilities at the hotel means members of the public get to try the freshly ground Italian coffee, from espressos to cappuccinos along with a New York style muffin or cake. The contemporary bar will also be open for New York style cocktails and drinks.
The event takes place on Tuesday 30th September from 11am to 3pm at the Holiday Inn Express hotel Cheltenham with everyone welcome to come along and join the fun. The Holiday Inn Express invites you to come along and have a get together that can really make a difference. You can even dress up as your favourite New York character!
For more event information please contact Kimberley Hatherall 01242 548200 or visit the website www.hiexcheltenham.com. To check out the CaterCater menus please visit www.catercater.co.uk. For more information on the charity and how your money can help please visitwww.cobaltappeal.comCobalt Appeal Fund 01242 535900
Holiday Inn Express Cheltenham, located in the heart of Cheltenham town centre, celebrated its open day in style on St. George’s Day Wednesday 23rd April. The brand new 132 bedroom hotel boasted its 3 large conference rooms and meeting facilities to key corporates and community members in Gloucestershire. Visitors were invited to participate in some fine wine and cheese tasting in the bar and great room area, and then greeted with complimentary food and drinks in the beautifully landscaped courtyard. The Holiday Inn Express also hosted a fundraiser for the NSPCC and donated £100 towards the Mayor’s Charities during the day to help raise much needed funds within the community. The event was graced by the Mayor, John Rawson, as he welcomed the new hotel to Cheltenham town,
“I am pleased that the Holiday Inn Express has opened in Cheltenham,” says John Rawson “it will bring many opportunities for businesses and have a positive impact as a community player in the town.”
The Express is situated amidst the bustling streets and shops, and is just a stone’s throw away from the array of restaurants in The Brewery. With subsidised secure parking in the NCP, the hotel is in a prime location for business and leisure travellers coming to Cheltenham, and the hotel hopes to be a key player in Cheltenham’s developing community for the future. The Holiday Inn Express hotel Cheltenham offers a refreshing alternative for travellers who are looking for great value and better service. Many of the facilities normally found in larger hotels, such as power showers, en-suite bedrooms and fully equipped meeting rooms, are found here at the Express hotel as a much better value and professional package. The Express also offers guests free access to ‘Fitness First’ and all their facilities including pool, sauna and steam room during their stay.
With complimentary breakfast available to kick start your day, Holiday Inn Express hotel in Cheltenham is the place to stay!
With prices starting from £55 until the end of July 08, The Holiday Inn Express Cheltenham offers competitive rates for both business and family travellers.
For more information please contact Jason Hiley General Manager firstname.lastname@example.org, 01242 548200.