The future of York city centre is in their hands

York is taking an all-inclusive approach to the development of the city centre. Representatives of key sectors – from volunteering to retail – have joined forces to launch ‘My City Centre’. This initiative will develop a long-term vision to shape a city centre where people of York love to spend time, live and work. The…

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Warning over youth career aspiration-reality disconnect

The career hopes and dreams of young people in the UK are at odds with the types of jobs available, a study warns. Research by the charity Education and Employers suggests five times as many 17- and 18-year-olds in the UK want to work in art, culture, entertainment and sport as there are jobs available.…

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Dean Court Hotel School Taster Day

On 16th January 2020 the Dean Court Hotel hosted 7 students on a year 11 taster day on behalf of HAY. Students from the following 5 schools : Millthorpe, Fulford, Huntington, Manor Church of England Academy and All Saints RC joined the team at Dean Court Hotel for a series of mini masterclasses which gave…

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Ideas take shape for 2020 as York Business Week hailed a success

Ideas are already taking shape for next year’s York Business Week with plans to make it bigger and better. Organisers of this year’s fixture have hailed it a success, with praise coming in from delegates who attended the key Future York and York Hospitality conferences as well as those who supported the seminars, workshops and other events.…

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THE BEST BOUTIQUE HOTELS IN YORK

York native Joanna Whitehead selects the best chic hotels in one of the UK’s prettiest cities, and she’s chosen a number of HAY members for her shortlist! A trip to York is always a good idea, but as the days get shorter and the mornings frostier, the cobbled streets and snickelways of this historic city take on…

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HAY chairman Philip Bolson calls for tourism tax debate

ANY moves to introduce a tourist tax for York needs to be thoroughly debated and fair for all players, says the new chairman of HAY (Hospitality Association York). Philip Bolson said he was “fundamentally opposed” to a tax – but acknowledged that councils were cash strapped. Local authorities do not have the powers to impose a tourism…

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Knights Welcome Hilton York!

York City Knights have received a major boost ahead of their huge Betfred Championship play-off semi final against Featherstone Rovers at Bootham Crescent this Saturday with the news that they are delighted to announce that one of York’s most popular hotels – the Hilton York – has become an official club partner. The Hilton brand…

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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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