• Keep it simple. Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating your relationship, so try to avoid any unnecessary interruptions. Make alternative arrangements for children, and limit your commitments to others. Spending time as a couple will strengthen your connection more than anything else.
• Spoil each other. Most holidays and festivities involve families and celebrating as a group. You have the opportunity to spend the day focusing only on each other, so why not choose an activity that you’ve always wanted to do? This could be something simple like visiting an attraction together, or even something more extreme – adventure packages are a great way to bond while doing something completely out of the ordinary, and often are all-inclusive so you won’t need to worry about equipment, food or the itinerary. They range from cheap half-day activities to whole weekends. We have worked hard to develop strong relationships with a host of spas, restaurants and venues around Cheltenham, and we are happy to help with ideas.
• Treat yourself. It’s not often that you have the opportunity to spend the day or even the weekend doing something selfish. If you feel happy and secure, your partner will feel the same. So go out to dinner, take in a show or a film, or just explore the fabulous Regency town centre together – whatever makes you happy! Cheltenham has a wide range of entertainment options that are easily affordable – please ask our staff for more information and recommendations. Allow us to take the strain out of your Valentine’s Day by booking a room with us. We can arrange everything in advance so that all you need to do is show up. If you would like something special in your room, please do ask us – we are happy to arrange a complimentary bottle of champagne or wine.
• Book early. Many restaurants and entertainment venues offer discounts if you book in advance, and taking advantage of these is a great way to have an indulgent weekend without it costing the earth. This also gives you time to tailor your evening, so if you have any special requests there will be time to arrange it all.
The Holiday Inn Express Cheltenham has rooms available from just £45.00 per night on the 14th & 15th February. Call our Sales department direct on 01242 548203 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to take advantage of this great offer.
• Make an effort! If your partner sees that you have really gone all out to impress them, that will make your time together even more special. This can be anything from dinner to an all-out fabulous weekend. Speak to our reservations team, who are more than willing to make reservations for you at local bars and restaurants. Cheltenham has a wide range of options that suit all budgets; you will definitely find something that suits you!
Local Cheltenham hotel receives international award out of 240 hotels in Europe.
The annual Hotel Star Awards were recently held in Dublin, Ireland, and at this annual event, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) recognised hotels and people for their outstanding performance and contribution to the business and the local community in which they operate. The winners are the best performing IHG hotels and individuals across Europe.
At the awards ceremony, Holiday Inn Express Cheltenham Town Centre was awarded the Hotel of the Year award.
This category recognises hotels that have achieved outstanding results and have gone the extra mile to exceed expectations and bring their brand to life when looking after guests, employees and the local community.
Why We Are Stars
Just 4 years old, this Holiday Inn Express hotel has achieved many notable successes as a new hotel in Cheltenham and has constantly shown that it’s driven to exceed guest expectations.
Supported by loyal returning guests, the market leader in Cheltenham boasts a steadily increasing HeartBeat score & Overall Service score that has risen to 91.97, thanks to individual service training schedules & monthly refreshers to keep scores high on the agenda. There is a firm focus on people development & creating unique training programmes to increase skills & empower employees, something that has significantly reduced staff turnover from 75% in 2011 to 15% in 2012.
The hotel also goes the extra mile to support the local community & has won several external awards: Business Excellence Award, awarded by the Mayor of Cheltenham & Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce in recognition of contributions made to the community; Hotel of the Year as awarded by Cotswold Tourism; ‘Contribution to the Community’ Finalist at the Gloucestershire Women in Business Awards; and a Trip Advisor Excellence Award.
Kimberley Hatherall, General Manager of Holiday Inn Express Cheltenham accepted the award in Dublin and said “I was very proud to accept this award as it recognises all the hard work and team effort we’ve put in this year. We’re constantly striving to go the extra mile to deliver great guest experiences, and we are so proud to be recognised for our contributions to the community we serve. We’ll continue to work together to keep delivering even more year on year.”
Angela Brav, CEO IHG Europe said, “Our hotels are only as good as the people working in them, so we are fully committed to supporting and developing our people. We aim to provide the right environment, support and inspiration they need to fulfil their capability and these awards are a reflection of the fantastic talent we have working in our hotels across Europe.”
For more information please contact Kimberley Hatherall directly on 01242 548202, or via email at email@example.com
Whatever your plans this festive season, the Holiday Inn Express Cheltenham offers a range of Christmas deals to suit you. Whether you dream of a traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, or a fabulous night out in Cheltenham’s beautiful regency surroundings, we can help to make your Christmas go with a bang!
For those wanting a traditional celebration, our Great Room and beautifully landscaped courtyard is the perfect venue – the Holiday Inn Express Cheltenham Pick n’ Mix Party Package offers a range of food, drinks and entertainment that you can mix and match to create your ideal Christmas party night. Choose from a 3-course dinner, a festive party buffet or a delicious Christmas canapé selection to really get those tastebuds tingling. We are also offering Christmas cocktails, mulled wine, or a special Mixed bottle bucket (a selection of WKD, Becks and Smirnoff Ice) as well as our usual fantastic selection of beers, spirits, wines and coffees available from our bar and coffee lounge.
Lastly, finish off your office Christmas party by taking part in our Quirky Christmas Quiz, dancing the night away with a festive disco or taking centre stage in our Karaoke event. As a special Christmas bonus, if you book for more than 20 guests, your entertainment is FREE! These are just a few ideas of what we can offer; if there is anything that you want included in your event, let us know and we will be glad to suggest some brilliant alternatives.
Fancy a festive night out at one of Cheltenham’s hottest clubs? The Holiday Inn Express sits right at the heart of the town centre, making it the ideal location for a sophisticated night out. We have created a fantastic hotel Christmas package in Cheltenham in conjunction with Kukui Cheltenham – book a room at the hotel from just £45.00 and enjoy a complementary bottle of bubbly before being treated like royalty with VIP entry to Kukui. Party the night away safe in the knowledge that at the end of the night, you can relax in your modern en-suite room with power shower and LCD TV, enjoying your complimentary half-bottle of bubbly. Your celebration doesn’t end there, however – our guests are entitled to a free hot breakfast the next morning, with delicious sausages, fluffy scrambled eggs and baked beans as well as your continental favourites.
If you fancy something not listed here, do get in touch with us – here at the Holiday Inn Express Cheltenham we pride ourselves on our flexibility. You will be surprised what we can do!
For more information, or to book your Christmas 2012 Cheltenham event, please call 01242 548203, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the leading business hotel in Cheltenham, we believe that forging and maintaining close links with local businesses is vital to Cheltenham’s economic success. To this end, Tuesday 17th July saw the hotel’s first “Summer Showcase” – a chance for the hotel to say a big “thank you” to regular guests and local businesses for their support over the past few years. An enormous guestlist saw representatives from key local businesses, as well as some key figures from Cheltenham’s tourism sector.
A barbeque buffet and live music by the Ewen Moore Trio helped to create a summer atmosphere that remained undiminished by the distinctly average weather. Also on offer was a free drink tasting by Cellar Supplies as well as some fantastic discounts in our beautifully decorated bar and coffee lounge. We even gave our guests the chance to look around our facilities, with guestrooms, conference suites, Great Room and courtyard all on display. This town centre hotel understands just how important it is to collaborate with local businesses, and as a result can offer some fantastic rates to companies wishing to book with us.
We hope to host another party next year – for news on upcoming events and offers please do check our website, or follow us on Twitter (@HIEXCheltenham). Similarly, if you are a new business or simply interested in widening your client base, why not come and talk to us? We have the facilities and contacts to make your event a success!
Are you looking for somewhere to hold a team-building event? Look no further than the Holiday Inn Express, the new place to do business in Cheltenham. We are the hotel that offers more than just bed and breakfast – with the facilities for corporate dinners and events, a welcoming bar and coffee lounge, 3 fully-equipped conference rooms and a beautifully landscaped courtyard, we can provide the perfect venue for getting to know your team.
The Holiday Inn Express offers:
Full day hire of function room, Great Room and courtyard
2 course dinner
A choice of a sandwich lunch OR mini bites and cocktail reception
Dedicated event organiser
Bed & breakfast for all delegates
Our packages are totally flexible and can be tailored to fit your every need – from cocktail masterclasses and murder mystery evenings to arts and crafts events. If you are looking for something based outside, we can even recommend some fantastic local companies that will help to make your day a success.
The Holiday Inn Express Cheltenham is available for hire any day of the week, and we are proud to announce that throughout 2012, this fantastic package is available from just £45 on Fridays, and £35 on Sundays.
We believe that you should be able to have your event the way you want it. We are happy to accommodate groups of any size, from small gatherings to company-wide events, for as long as you need. We are the largest hotel in the town centre, with 132 en-suite bedrooms to accommodate you in comfort and style, as well as conference facilities for up to 40 people.
Please give our sales team a call for more information on 01242 548203 and they will be happy to discuss your requirements.
With our 3 fully equipped conference suites, delicious lunch menus and dedicated hosts, Holiday Inn Express Cheltenham Town Centre is the new place to do business. The key to a productive meeting is a relaxed, professional environment – one that takes care of all the details for you, leaving you free to get on with your event without worrying about food, equipment or any hidden extra costs.
And this summer, we are offering even further discounts – our all inclusive meetings package is now available for just £18 per person. It includes: full day meeting room hire, super-fast wi-fi, LCD TV screen with PC connector cable for presentations, independently controlled cooling system, blackout facilities, flipchart and a full stationery set. Ensure that your delegates remain refreshed and well-fed throughout the day with a sandwich lunch, mineral water and a wide range of unlimited tea and coffee with biscuits. We can also provide everything you need for a breakfast meeting – delicious flaky croissants and pastries, egg and sausage sandwiches and juice. If you require anything in particular, we will always try our best to provide a wide range of options to cater for those with allergies and intolerances.
No other hotel in Cheltenham can offer the same level of flexibility for meeting room packages – we can cater for meetings of up to 50 people and can even arrange a full dinner if required. Our fantastic offer also includes free use of our Great Room and beautifully landscaped courtyard for a breakout area if necessary.
For those less formal meetings, the Holiday Inn Express Cheltenham offers a recently refurbished bar and coffee lounge with delicious hot drinks and snacks available as well as high-speed wi-fi, available 24 hours a day.
Whether you need a town centre venue for conferences or presentations, accommodation for your delegates or simply somewhere to catch up on a little work, we can offer you the space and the facilities you need.
To take advantage of our amazing summer offers, please give our sales team a call direct on 01242 548203, and they will be happy to talk through your requirements. We pride ourselves on our flexibility and will do our very best to create a bespoke meetings package that fulfils your every need.
Here at the Holiday Inn Express Cheltenham Town Centre, we know that today’s business traveller can’t afford to be out of touch for long. That is why we have undergone a major overhaul of our internet system and business facilities. Guests staying with us will now find wireless available throughout the hotel, enabling you to keep in touch whatever you’re doing, whether it’s enjoying a drink in our 24-hour, fully licensed bar and coffee lounge, surfing the web in your bedroom, or meeting with friends.
We have also lowered the prices and upgraded to super-fast fibre-optic broadband, so you can upload, download and stream files instantly, without worrying about reduced speeds during busy periods. For example, a 1 hour programme downloads in just 3 seconds!
If you fancy a snack while working, we have also introduced some fantastic new deals that will have your mouth watering.
Why not any relax in our 24-hour coffee lounge whilst enjoying any hot drink and a choice of our delicious new snacks – choose from buttery shortbread bites, giant chocolate chip cookies, or delicious triple chocolate muffins. For more information, simply ask at reception and our team will be glad to help. Our facilities are easy to book and our new faster wi-fi is available to non-residents.
For those travelling with colleagues, the Holiday Inn Express Cheltenham also has 3 purpose-built conference suites, complete with LCD flatscreen TVS, individually controlled air-conditioning, blackout facilities, unlimited tea and coffee, and a choice of menus to keep your delegates refreshed during those all-day meetings. We also offer fantastic meetings packages. Choose from:
- 1 in 7 delegates goes free
- Free hot breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi access for the conference presenter
- All-inclusive, 24 hour delegate rates available from £99.50
Please call our dedicated conference team on 01242 548203 for more information, and to take advantage of these great offers.
This Cheltenham hotel also benefits from its fantastic central location, just 15 minutes from the M5, and a mere 5 minute drive from the Cheltenham Racecourse. Directly opposite is the NCP carpark, which offers 24-hour parking, and we also offer discounts with restaurants in The Brewery Complex, across the road from the hotel.
Whether you are meeting for a coffee or require space for board meetings and seminars, the Holiday Inn Express Cheltenham is the new place to do business!
Continuing the successes of previous years, Holiday Inn Express Cheltenham Town Centre has once again been recognised as an integral part of the Cheltenham business community, a mere four years after first opening its doors. Kimberley Hatherall, General Manager of the hotel, was shortlisted for The Rising Star Award at the Citizen and Gloucestershire Echo Women in Business Awards 2012. The event was held at The Centaur, at Cheltenham Racecourse on the 29th of March, and saw more than 250 of the region’s most successful and enterprising businesswomen in attendance.
Kimberley said: “We are delighted to be recognised as a cornerstone venue in the heart of the local community. Our global trademark of quality (Holiday Inn Express) is only a small part of who we are; we are locally owned, and operated by an all-female senior management team. I am so proud that this hotel in Cheltenham has been shortlisted from hundreds of Gloucestershire businesses, and I look forward to continuing our successes.”
There was a record number of nominations for the category, to the extent that the nominations deadline was extended. Kimberley’s success in these awards shows her commitment to improving the business and Holiday Inn Express is now the Cheltenham hotel of choice for many international companies with offices in Gloucestershire.
The Holiday Inn Express Cheltenham Town Centre also received recognition for Contribution to the Community, a nomination for Corporate Social Responsibility, TripAdvisor Excellence, Cotswolds Hotel of the Year, and an award for Business Excellence from Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce.
The recognition that the hotel has achieved shows just how committed this central hotel in Cheltenham is to supporting Gloucestershire-based businesses, charities and residents. Over the past few months, the hotel has played host to numerous fundraising events, including a Fashion Show for the Cobalt Appeal, complimentary conference facilities for The Prince’s Trust as well as working closely with NEXUS, which specializes in helping young people get back into work.
Kimberley has been praised for playing a key role in establishing a brand which caters for a wide range of business facilities, from conferences and meeting rooms in Cheltenham to exclusive free networking events for local businesses. As a result, the hotel has become known for its flexibility, working with the Cheltenham business community, leisure facilities and Cheltenham Racecourse to provide the best possible experience for the modern day corporate traveller.
For more information on what the Holiday Inn Express can offer you, please speak to our Bookings team on 01242 548200.
Date: Friday 10th February
Time: 8pm – Midnight
Tickets: £8 Advance/ £10 on the door
Tickets include: welcome drinks, light bite buffet, fun party games & disco entertainment. There will also be a charity raffle with some fabulous prizes up for grabs!
Looking for something to do for this Valentines Day February 14th 2012 – well look no further! The Holiday Inn Express is hosting a fun filled evening for all of Cheltenham’s singles. Single on Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry, come along and meet other new singles in Cheltenham this Valentines Day. For the best Valentine’s Day event in Cheltenham click below to book your tickets.
We all know how stressful the festive season can be, especially when we hear stories of a ‘ruined’ Christmas: too many parties where partners refuse to leave until they are carried out; husbands or wives not turning up for Christmas lunch, having just popped out for a minute; disappointment after opening your Christmas gift; anticipating your January bank statement with hope that somehow the balance is still healthy – all of which add to yet another stressful Christmas.However, by following our top winter secrets you can ensure a stress-free Christmas and save enough money to start splashing out for New Year.
Save your space
For many years we have put up with distant relatives squeezing into the spare room, stopping on the sofa and draining our house supplies dry. According to the Energy Saving Trust, an average household’s carbon footprint from lighting and running their home during Christmas alone increases by 500kg (adding £75.00 more to your electricity bill). It may not seem like the most obvious solution, but outbooking your guests to nearby accommodation in Cheltenham means someone else can bear the burden of your energy draining relatives. We’ve managed to find one hotel in Cheltenham who has slashed their prices to cater to the friends and families who may be visiting us this winter with bed and breakfast rates at only £36.00 per night – much cheaper than your electricity bill.
Save on food costs
During the Christmas period (3 days of festivities), the average household will spend £169.00 on food and drinks this year, according to an article by the Stockholm Environment Institute. This equates to £73.00 per person and adds a Christmas food wastage footprint of 26kg. With breakfast included in many hotel deals this year, the average household could save up to £24.00 per day not catering for breakfast-seeking relatives.
One central hotel in Cheltenham also provides Christmas guests with up to 25% discounts on restaurant meals at 9 town centre restaurants. Although you may not be able to get out of hosting Christmas Day Dinner, save time and money by letting them eat out and treat themselves before and after Christmas Day – they may even invite you along! Additionally, by having relatives stay elsewhere means there will be no extra feasting from your food reserves in between meals.
Save your party mood
Don’t be anxious about hosting your next Christmas get together. Whether you’re burdened with organising the office Christmas Party or tirelessly assembling all the family to be in one place at the same time, let another party planner do the work for you. The Holiday Inn Express Cheltenham is hosting parties big or small over the Christmas period. This Cheltenham hotel will organise everything for you, including catering, entertainment & accommodation, all at the most competitive rates in town (just £12.95 per person). So all you have to do is turn up, relax and party all night long.
Save your sanity
Above all, let there be peace amongst all this Christmas! By using another venue rather than your home, you are more likely to ensure a stress-free and cost-saving festive season. Ensure your Christmas guests stay in a clean, modern and family friendly hotel in Cheltenham so they will also enjoy a relaxing break this year. Choose a hotel in Cheltenham that offers family rooms with breakfast included, and look for hotels close to the town centre so there is plenty for your friends and family to do – and not get under your feet instead!
For more information on winter saving deals please visit www.hiexcheltenham.com.
Discounted B&B rate available from 20th to 30th December 2011 (Terms & Conditions apply).
Notes to Editor:
Article Stockholm Environment Institute
“The Carbon Cost of Christmas” http://www.climatetalk.org.uk/downloads/CarbonCostofChristmas2007.pdf
Energy Saving Trust (2005) www.energysavingtust.org.uk/aboutest/news/pressreleasearchive/index.cfm?mode=view&press_id=468
Holiday Inn Express Cheltenham offers guests a great value for money experience, including a complimentary continental breakfast, comfortable rooms and an invigorating power shower. Holiday Inn Express continental breakfast with hot favourites is included in the price of every guest room. This hotel caters for Christmas parties, accommodation and leisure breaks. Customers also have the opportunity to benefit further from their stay thanks to the hotel group’s loyalty programme, Priority Club Rewards. These points can either be redeemed against free stays worldwide across all IHG (InterContinental Hotel Group) hotels, airmiles, or exchanged for shop vouchers for many high street stores.