Hospitality Association York (HAY)

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Supporting innovative and outstanding hospitality businesses in York

HOSPITALITY HELPING YORK GROW:  The Hospitality Association York (HAY) is proud to be a part of the wider visitor economy and is passionate about driving a coherent message for the Hotels, Guest Houses, Restaurants, and Venues across the city. The association is proud to support the city’s continued growth in tourism, retail and business sectors.

Core Strategic Aims


To positively impact the perception of Hospitality within the local and wider area


To influence and impact local decision makers with regards to local issues

Support & Social

To help each other with problems that are common to all of us, to give us all context

Our Members

Hospitality Association York (HAY)

Join us

If you are a hospitality business that shares our values, contact us about membership today.

Executive Committee

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Adam Wardale


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Jordi Vaca at The Grand, York wins Concierge of the Year at prestigious industry awards
By HAY | November 17, 2023 | 0 Comments

The winners of The Caterer’s 2023 Hotel Cateys were revealed on Monday night with Head Concierge at The Grand, York, Jordi Vaca, taking home the prestigious Concierge of the Year award. Jordi was awarded for his efficient and helpful pre-arrival support, his personalised service and attention to detail, for always creating a lasting impression and…

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By HAY | October 6, 2023 | 0 Comments

(London) 26 September 2023. Legacy at The Grand, York has been awarded 3 AA Rosettes at the prestigious AA Hospitality Awards. The glittering awards ceremony at JW Marriott Grosvenor House London was hosted by much- loved TV presenter Claudia Winkleman, celebrating the UK’s top hotels, restaurants, and pubs and the people behind them. One of…

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Middleton Hotel, York: One of York’s most historic and quirky hotels has had a fabulous makeover
By HAY | August 8, 2023 | 0 Comments

Middletons is one of central York’s best-loved hotels thanks to its historic buildings and quirky character. The latest part of the property to have a major makeover is Lady Anne House. Sharon Dale reports. When it comes to places to stay in York, visitors are spoiled for choice. Hotels, holiday lets and B&Bs have proliferated…

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Sarah Czarnecki to be President of York & North Yorkshire Chamber
By HAY | July 26, 2023 | 0 Comments

A major business support body for York & North Yorkshire is to get a new figurehead. Sarah Czarnecki of Gray’s Court Hotel is to become President of the local Chamber of Commerce.  Sarah is already a key figure in the local business community, with roles including being vice-chair of HAY (Hospitality Association York). She became…

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