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Hospitality Association York’s exciting plans for the future…

YORK’s hospitality association has unveiled its commitment to help grow the city’s profile, following the election of a new chair. Philip Bolson, General Manager at The Grand, York – the city’s only five star hotel – has taken on the lead role at HAY (Hospitality Association York) with Martin Bradnam, GM at the Doubletree by…

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York and The Grand hotel win top accolades in 75,000-strong vote

YORK has beaten the competition to be crowned the best city in the UK in a vote of almost 75,000 people. The city beat Edinburgh and London, which were second and third respectively, to be named Best UK City in the 2019 Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Readers’ Travel Awards, based on the views of 74,915 readers. The…

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HAY Member Supports T Level Student With 26 Week Work Placement

Hannah Smith York College T Levels Student – My 26 week work placement at the York Marriott January to July 2019 The importance of your T levels programme in getting the industry experience: “My placement at the Marriott York in HR was very beneficial and it showed me the importance of how getting real experience…

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Many HAY Members Shortlisted For Prestigious Awards

The White Rose Awards is the largest tourism awards ceremony in the UK. An opportunity for Yorkshire to showcase the best and brightest it has to offer, the standard grows year on year as it continues to wow. Many HAY Members are proud to be amongst the nominations. Click here to see the full shortlist…

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A Grand Plan To be Greener

YORKSHIRE’S only five-star hotel has pledged to eliminate single use plastic by December 31. The Grand, York, has informed all its suppliers that, if they cannot find an alternative form of packaging in time, then it will have no choice but to shop elsewhere. The plan is the brainchild of the luxury hotel’s Junior Board,…

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York St John University students make Grand Hotel picture perfect

A FIVE-star York hotel has joined forces with art students from a local university to create an eye-catching series of visual displays. The Grand Hotel has entered into a permanent partnership with York St John University, to display the work of students from the School of Art and Design. Hotel manager Philip Bolson said: “The…

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Hilton York Announces Opening Of Rose Within The Walls Pop-Up Gin Bar

Mason’s Gin and Hilton York have joined forces Hilton York has announced the opening of Rose within the walls, a new pop-up gin bar developed in partnership with Yorkshire’s own Mason’s Gin. Guests can enjoy a perfect serve of Mason’s Original Gin, Tea Edition Gin, Lavender Gin or one of their seasonal options, each paired…

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PM announces new tourism sector deal

First tourism sector deal will prepare Britain for an extra 9 million visitors per year, with commitment to build 130,000 new hotel rooms by 2025. Read more on the Gov.uk website

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VisitYork Tourism Awards 2019 winners

An exciting evening with multiple wins for HAY members, including “Hotel of the Year” for the 2nd year running for Grays Court. See all the winners on the Visit York website

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