Update from UKHA Yorkshire & NE
Our May meeting Review and July BBQ at Rudding Park, Harrogate, sponsored by Clean Services.
Meeting at the Park Plaza – 24th May
Sue Hodgkinson & the team provided a warm welcome at Park Plaza Leeds City; on City Square offering 187 guest rooms, Chino Latino restaurant, 11 meeting rooms over 2 dedicated floors and a fitness centre.
Unfortunately we could not have show round as the hotel was under refurbishment & remaining rooms were full but it was great to hold a meeting in a new venue. We would like to thank the executive chef for the amazing buffet which the hotel kindly sponsored. The food was delicious and in abundance, three different cakes were fantastic; our secretary Terrie even took a doggie bag home.
It was refreshing to hear such positive response from the new GM Shaun Broers, joining the team from Park Plaza Eindhoven, in the Netherlands. He shared his passion about Leeds as an up and coming & his high regards for housekeeping teams in the hospitality industry If was fantastic to hear from a new GM in the region his positive support towards housekeeping departments.
The wine was sponsored by the UKHA region.
Vision Support Services Richard Jolie (Sales Manager) delivered an informative presentation of the Science of Sleep. Jacqui Hurst, introduced the high five Vision Support Services competition; to honour exceptional employees in the industry. We would like to thank these guys for their continued support of our region and the goodie bags that were given to every member at the meeting.
We hope to visit the hotel again in 2018 to see the results of their refurbishment, all the best with the refurb.
BBQ meeting at Rudding Park – 26th July 2017
Rudding Park, already beautiful enough, has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment transforming the spa . The spa covers 3 floors which hydrotherapy glisten with natural pure water from the Rudding park grounds. We would like to say a huge thank you to Rachael Park, Head Housekeeper and all the team for sponsoring our annual Summer BBQ. The rain tried to dampen our spirits but didn’t put us off, the evening even ended with a bit of sun. The BBQ was beautiful, which a great selection of deserts.
Members experienced a tour of the hotel including a bedroom, kitchen gardens & 19th century chapel. Later on in the evening we had a show round of the fantastic spa.
The star raffle prize, commemorative replicate linen from The Titanic, in a beautiful presentation box was kindly sponsored Vision Support Services.
Rebecca Lindley provided amazing vocals throughout the evening and was even booked for a party by one of the members. All the members commented on how great Rebecca was.