Friday, October 5, 2012
THE Hertfordshire Hoteliers Association (HHA) was set up in 2007 by a group of like-minded colleagues and has grown to its present strength of 27 members. The wide range of hotels in Hertfordshire and the high standards they set have been key to the growth.
It represents a collection of branded and privately-owned properties offering an array of styles.
These range from modern and trendy business hotels in busy corporate locations, boutique city-centre properties, hotels convenient for airports and historic country-house style venues set in landscaped gardens. Facilities include high-quality accommodation and event rooms, fine-dining restaurants and leisure facilities.
Membership hotels are located from Watford to Stevenage and from Markyate to Ware.
The group is committed to promote business and leisure tourism across Hertfordshire and part of the new campaign involves money-saving vouchers that can be downloaded from the association website at www.herts-hotels.co.uk offering discounts of up to 25 per cent on room rates or three nights for the price of two.
New officers elected
General manager of the Novotel Stevenage, Eric-Enno Snel, has been elected the new chairman, Richard Marrett, general manager of St Michael’s Manor Hotel in St Albans, has been elected as the new vice-chairman and Ibis Stevenage hotel general manager Ruslana Yarmolyuk has been elected treasurer.
To celebrate the new appointments each of these hotels is offering a prize of dinner for two with a bottle of wine in their hotels:
n Novotel Stevenage, Knebworth Park, Stevenage, SG1 2AX, 01438 346100.
A five-minute drive from central Stevenage, the full-service Novotel has 101 modern guest rooms, each with internet and satellite TV; the all-day Elements Restaurant offering international cuisine, and a bar in which to relax as well as seven fully-equipped meeting rooms for up to 150 people. Conferences, parties and weddings are regular events.
n St Michael’s Manor, Fishpool Street, St Albans, AL3 4RY, 01727 864444.
St Michael’s Manor Hotel in St Albans has several claims to fame but one of the most persuasive is that it offers what it calls “the most scenic dining experience in Hertfordshire”.
Guests in the light and airy new orangery, known as the Lake Restaurant, tend to agree as they take in the hotel’s five acres of manicured grounds sweeping down to Verulamium Park and the River Ver, minutes from the historic St Albans Abbey and the city centre.
n Ibis Stevenage, Danestrete, Stevenage, SG1 1EJ, 01438 779955
IBIS Hotel has just completed a two million pound refurbishment encompassing all 98 bedrooms which now boast air-conditioning, 6ft king-size beds, LCD televisions, complimentary Wi-Fi and Scandinavian style wooden floors.The contemporary bathrooms with walk-in showers are designed to be eco-friendly.
The newly opened Café Green, an all day venue serving breakfast, coffee, lunches, afternoon tea and dinner for residents, shoppers and visitors, is great value for money.
One lucky reader can win a meal for two with a bottle of house wine in each of the new officers’ hotels – prize is valid until March 31, 2013 – booking is essential and some dates may be excluded.
To enter please answer the following question:
How many hotels belong to the Hertfordshire Hoteliers Assocation:
To enter text HA HHA, followed by your answer (A, B or C), name, full address and contact phone number to 80058, e.g. HA HHA B. John Smith, 11 Letsby Avenue, AL1 1TO.
Texts cost £1 plus your standard network rate. The competition closes at 12 noon on Friday, October 12. The winner will be drawn at random after this time.
No cash alternative, prize is not transferable. The editor’s decision is final. Usual promotion rules apply. Visit www.hertsad24.co.uk for details or call customer services on 0207 633 5020.